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FORTY-FIRST 

Annual Reports 

OF THE 




Town of Swampscott, Mass. 

FOR YEAR ENDING FEB. 28, 1893. 



FORTY-FIRST 

Annual Reports 



OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 

FOR YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 28,189^ 




LYNN, MASS. : 

PRESS OF G. H. & W. A. NICHOLS, 
1893. 



INDEX, 1892-1893. 

Appropriations, Comparative Exhibit 189 

Assessors' Valuation 4 

Auditors' Keport 110 

Auditors' Financial Report 113 

Beaches, Care of 176 

Catch Basins and Gutters 145 

Cemetery Department 165 

Cemetery Superintendent's Report 104 

Committees, Special 12 

Committees, Standinoj 13 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Account of 128 

Concrete and Curbstones 146 

Corporation Tax 127 

County of Essex, Account of 128 

County Tax 127 

Dog Tax, Town Clerk's Account 129 

Financial Condition of the Town ... 188 

Fire Department 155 

Fire Engineers' Report 87 

Health, Board of. Report 92 

Health Department 175 

Highway Department 140 

Horses for Fire Apparatus 163 

Horses for Fire Apparatus, Committees' Report 91 

Humphrey Street Improvement 148 

Huron Street Building 152 

Inspector of Provisions, etc 96 

Interest and Discount 130 

Jurors, List of 56 

Library Department 173 

Library Trustees' Report 86 

Memorial Day 1*74 

Military Aid 183 

Milk Inspector's Keport 98 

Monument Lot, Care of 153 

National Bank Tax 127 



INDEX— 1892-1893. 3 



New Ocean StreetWall 139 

Notes Payable, List of 113 

Notes Payable, 1892 126 

Ontario Street, Report on 107 

Police Chief's Report 105 

Police Department 161 

Poor Department 178 

Public Property 14 

Recapitulation 187 

School Building Committees' Report 80 

School Building Committee's Minority Report 85 

School Committees' Report 64 

Schools, Public 168 

Sealer of Weights and Measures Account 129 

Selectmen's Department 134 

Selectmen's Report 57 

Sidewalk Department 149 

Soldiers and Sailors* Aid 186 

Stacey's Brook Outfall 151 

State Aid 184 

State Tax 127 

Statistics o 

Street Crossings 153 

S treet Light Com mittees' Report 103 

Street Light Department : . . . 177 

Street Superintendent's Report 99 

Tax Collector's Account 124 

Temporary Loans (1892) 126 

Town Clerk's Records 17 

Town Clerk's Statistics 53 

Town Hall Department 166 

Town Officers Appointed 8 

Town Officers' Elected 6 

Treasurer's Account 114 

Truant Officer's Report 79 

Warrant 190 

Water Pipes 154 

Water Rates 164 



4 



ASSESSORS' VALUATION— 1892. 



Assessors' Valuation of the 
Town of Swampscott, Mass., May 1, 1892. 



Buildings, excluding land $1,738,875 00 

Land, excluding buildings . . . . . 1,532,40-1: 00 



Total value of real estate $3,271,279 00 

Personal estate . 1,504,170 00 



Total valuation $4,775,449 00 



Number of polls, 713 ...... 

Tax on each poll, $2.00 ' 

Rate of taxation $10.00 on $1,000.00 . 

Tax on polls $1,426 00 

Tax on personal estate 15,041 70 

Tax on real estate ^ . 32,712 79 



Total tax on polls, personal and real estate . . $49,180 49 

State tax . $4,235 00 

County tax 4,952 28 

Town tax 39,993 21 



Total tax for State, County and Town . . $49,180 49 



Number of residents assessed on property . . 494 

Number of non-residents assessed on property . 211 

Number of persons assessed on property . . 705 

Number of persons assessed on poll tax only . 370 

Total number of taxes assessed .... 1,075 



Number of dwelling houses .... 716 

Number of acres of land ..... 1,536 

Number of horses 273 

Number of cows 117 

Number of neat cattle other than cows . 3 

Number of swine 6 

Number of fowl 3,554 

Value of fowl $1,777 00 



STATISTICS— 1863-1893. 



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Statistics of the Town of Swampscott, 
1863=1893. 



Assessors' Valuation May 1. 


March 1. 




! Pool 

1 rveai 


rersoriai 


loiai 


Rate 
Taxes 


a 


• i^oxes 




Estate. 


Property. 


Valuation. 


$1?000 


>- 


Payable. 


lov2 


$»i,271,279 


$1,504,170 


$4,770,449 


$10.00 


1893 


dl>«>^ Af\f\ f\f\ 

$37,499.99 




3,122,3o0 


1,771,373 


4,893, <23 


10.00 


1892 


42,333.32 


1890 


3,001,550 


1,857,777 


4,8o9,327 


10.00 


1891 


48,666.66 


loo9 


2,585,431 


1,453,301 


4,038, i62 


8.40 


1890 


52,.500.00 


loc5o 


2,4oo,2oD 


1,. 50 1,536 


3,9oo,792 


8. .50 


i 1889 


o6,000.(X) 


looT 


2,417,556 


1,288,498 


0,706,0.^4 


8.00 


■ 1888 


57,500.00 


ICJoD 


2,383,055 


1,275,405 


3,bo8,460 


9.. 50 


[ 1887 


55,500.00 


loc50 


2,3do,280 


1,130,863 


3,496,143 


9.00 


j 1886 


47,500.00 


t QQA 


2,371,610 


1,135,21 5 


3,o0o,82.^ 


1 1 AA 


: 1885 


49,000.00 


1 QQQ 

looo 


2,2o9,85r) 


1,589,-566 


3,849,411 


Q SA 

8. oO 


' 1884 


50,500.00 


1 QQO 


2, 228,330 


1,264,938 


3,493,268 




1 1883 


49,000.00 


lool 


z, 121,080 


807,159 


O AOO OOA 

2,y2o,2o9 


I.2U 


1 1882 


30,500.00 


IfifiA 


l,yyi,ooU 


1,133,247 


Q 1 OS 1 OT 
O,li50,12 1 


7.00 


1 1881 


31,750.00 


1ft7Q 


i,you,i5Uo 


418,904 


z,.D4y, luy 


O OA 

8.30 


[ 1880 


39,424.80 


IftTft 

lo<o 


O f\AC\ AQA 


384,841 


2,4o4,oJl 


8.00 


1879 


42,424.00 


1 tt'7'7 


O f\A 1 AOS 

z,041,yoo 


340,323 


z,.;>b2,2.38 


8.50 


1878 


42,424.80 


1 ft'7« 

lolO 


O 1 AQ AUCi 
Z,lUc5,40i£ 


od0,9d1 


O /I /3 A A OO 

z,4oy,4zo 


12.00 


1877 


45,524.80 


lo iD 


O AT,* Or.A 


389,441 


O ^ OA 1 

2,464,291 


10.00 


1876 


.50,224.80 


J.0i4 




457,260 


O Ana 1 OK 

2,4oO, lo.D 


11.00 


1875 


51,4.32.80 


10 /O 


i,y4y,ZisD 


4oU,oo / 


O /1 1 n TAO 

2,4iu, <yz 


1 O AA 


1874 


50,342.80 


1872 


1,854,750 


578,000 


2,432,750 


9.50 


1873 


47,068.00 


1871 


1,598,800 


504,073 


2,102,873 


9.50 


1872 


43,150.00 


1870 


1,334,570 


508,564 


1,843,134 


10.00 


1871 


38,745.00 


1869 


1,244,120 


313,711 


1,5.57,834 


11.20 


1870 


31,545.00 


1868 


1,141,020 


347,173 


1,488,193 


11.50 


1869 


33,745.00 


1867 


1,124,670 : 


268,675 


1,393,345 


13.50 


1868 


37,745.00 


1866 


972,120 


249,289 


1,221,409 


12.00 


1867 


31,945.00 


1865 


755,394 


279,837 


1,035,231 


14.70 


1866 


29,095.00 


1864 


754,316 


219,445 


973,761 


12.50 


1865 


36,745.00 


1863 


740,430 1 


335,532 


1,075,962 


10.00 


1864 


28,445.00 



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TOWN OFFICERS ELECTED— 1892. 



TOWN OFFICERS ELECTED, 
1892. 



Moderator. 
ELDRIDGE F. SMALL. 

Selectmen. 
AARON R. BUNTING, Chairman. 

JOHN H. FARWELL. ARTHUR C. WIDGER. 

Tozvn Clerk. 
GEORGE T. TILL. 

Treasurer. 
BENJAMIN O. HONORS. 

Collector of Taxes, 
MICHAEL P. CARROLL. 

Auditors. 
J. ROSWELL WIDGER. 

ELMER A. HARDY. D. ROBERT STONE. 

Assessors. 

Term ends 

D. HOLM AN MILLETT, 1893. 

Term ends Term ends 

IVORY EMMONS, 1894. GILBERT DELANO, 1895. 



TOWN OFFICERS ELECTED— 1892. 



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School Committee. 

Term ends 

WILMOT R. HASTINGS, 1893. 

Term ends Term ends 

FRANK E. INGALLS, 1894. WILLIAM H. ROGERS, 1895. 



Ti'nstees of the Public Library. 

Terra ends 

CURTIS V. MERRITT, 1893. 

Term ends Term ends 

JAMES E. PEASLEY, 1894. FRANK F. STANLEY, 1896. 



Overseers of the Poor. 



Tei-m ends 

GEORGE T. MELZARD, 1893. 

Term ends Term ends 

M. P. CARROLL, 1894. JOSEPH F. CROWELL, 1895. 



Board of Health. 
JOHN I. ADAMS. 
EDWIN F. WILEY. .JOSEPH W. GLASS. 



Constables. 
JAxMES WHEELER. 
GEORGE M. CONNER. WALLACE WRIGHT. 



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APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS— 1892. 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS, 
1892. 



Secretary of Selectmen. 
GEORGE T. TILL. 

Town Counsel. 
NILES & CARR. 

Librarian of Pttblic Library. 
MISS S. L. HONERS. 

Assistant Libraria7is. 
ALFRED G. MACPHERSON. NOWELL INGALLS. 

Registrars of Voters. 

Terms ends 

JOHN R. MERRITT, 1893. 

Term ends Term ends 

JAS. H. MOULTON, 1894. GEO. W. MARSHALL, 1895. 
GEORGE T. TILL, Clerk. 

(Ex-Officio.) 



Ballot Clerks, Election March 21, 1892. 
FRED C. MARSH. FRANK GOODWIN. 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS— 1892. 



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Tellers, Election March 21, 1892. 



HERMAN F. ASHTON. 
SIDNEY M. SHATTUCK. 
WILLIAM G. EARP. 



FREDD. O. THOMPSON. 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON. 
WILLIAM H. PROCTOR. 



Tellers, Recount March 23, 1892. 
JAMES H. MOULTON. ISAAC A. ULMAN. 

Inspector's of Elections, for One Year, from Nov. 1, 1892. 
CHARLES G. ROWELL, SIDNEY M. SHATTUCK, 

Republican. Democrat. 

Deputy Inspectoi's of Elections, for One Year, from 
November 1, 1892. 

CHARLES E. ALDEN, W. HENRY COLLINS, 

Republican. Democrat. 

Tellers, National arid State Election, Nov. 8, 1892. 

FREDD O. THOMPSON. WILLIAM F. NORCROSS. 

DANIEL F. KNOWLTON. DAVID W. NISBETT. 
BENJAMIN F. RICH. EDWARD H. THOMAS. 

Superintendent of Streets. 
JAMES P. M. S. PITMAN. 

Superintendent of Cenutery. 
JOSEPH S. BROWN. 



Stiperintendent of Burial of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors. 
JOSEPH W. GLASS. 



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APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS— 1892. 



Town Forrester. 



JAMES P. M. S. PITMAN. 

Agent and Janitor of Town Hall. 
A. FRANK NESBETT. 

Secretary of Overseers of the Poor. 
MRS. L. E. KENDRICK. 

Engineers of the Fire Department. 
CHARLES K. toBERTS, Chief. 



Forest Fireivards. 
CHARLES K. ROBERTS. 



Inspector of Provisions and of Animals intended- for Slaughter^ 
or Kept for Prodnctio7i of Milk. 



GEORGE NEWHALL. 

Milk Inspector. 
CHARLES E. HARRIS. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
GEORGE W. HARRIS. 



GEORGE P. CAHOON. 



DAVID H. PRATT. 



GEORGE P. CAHOON. 



DAVID H. PRATT. 



Surveyor of Lumber. 
FRED H. EASTMAN. 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS— 1892. 



Measurer of Wood and Bark. 
FRED H. EASTMAN. 

Fence Viewers. 

PELEG GARDNER. GILBERT DELANO. 

Police. 

SETH C. KENDRICK, Chief. CHARLES H. DUNLAP. 

Special Police. 

NATHANIEL A. CAHOON. GEORGE NEWHALL. 
JAMES P. M. S. PITMAN. SILAS B. CARR. 
LEMUEL W. PICKARD. A. FRANK NESBETT. 

RICHARD y. BESSOM. GEORGE R. HUSSEY. 

JAMES E. O. NISBETT. WILLIAM D. HUTT. 

JOHN T. BIRD. JOSEPH F. PLUMMER. 

DAVID W. NISBETT. DANIEL F. KNOWLTON. 

EDWARD W. KINGSBURY. 

Constables. 

SETH C. KENDRICK. CHARLES H. DUNLAP. 

Keeper of Lockup. 
SETH C. KENDRICK. 

Field Drivers. 
GEORGE NEWHALL. 
DANIEL P. PROCTOR. PATRICK H. RYAN. 

Pound Keepers. 

MARTIN CARPENTER. JOSEPH C. BASSETT. 

PATRICK H. RYAN. GEORGE NEWHALL. 



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SPECIAL COMMITTEES— 1892. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES, 
1892. 



Committee on Proposed New School Building. 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 
GEORGE H. HOLDEN. BENJAMIN POTTER. 

CHARLES S. INGALLS. ANDREW L. HARRIS. 

Committee on Proposed Extension of Atlantic Avenue. 

{From Humphrey Square through Forrest Avenue, so-called.) 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 

Committee on Proposed Widening of Humphrey Street. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 
D. HOLMAN MILLETT. JOHN CHAPMAN 

KENDALL POLLARD. 

Committee on Proposed Plan of Town Survey. 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS. 

Committee on Proposed Extension of Water Mains. 

[Humphrey ami Salem Streets, Monument Avemie and Ehnwood Road.) 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 

Committee on Proposed Extension of Electric Lights. 
STREET LIGHT COMMITTEE. 

Committee on Proposed Collection of Ashes., etc. 
BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Committee on Legality of Concreting and Curbing Private Ways. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



Committee on Proposed Addition to Cemetery. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



13 



STANDING COMMITTEES, 
1892=1893. 



• Committee o?i Sewerage. 

BOARD OF SELECTJVIEN. 
SAMUEL F. CROSMAN. CHARLES P. CURTIS, Jr. 

JAMES A. KXOWLTON. DAVID K. PHILLIPS. 

GEORGE E. EMMOXS. FRANK E. INGALLS. 

Street Light Committee. 

SAMUEL F. CROSMAX. CURTIS V. MERRITT. 

WILLIAM F. XORCROSS. IVORY EMMOXS. 

EDWm A. FARXHAM. THOMAS E. STOXE. 

Committee on Proposed New School Building. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEX. 

Committee on Proposed Widening of Hnmphrey Street. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEX. 

Committee on Proposed Change of Grade of Burrill Street 
Railroad Crossings Boston aud Maine Railroad. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEX. 

Committee on Outfall at Stacey s Brook. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEX. 

Committee on Repairs to Fence Rear of Cemetery. 
BOARD OF SELECTMEX. 



Committee to Purchase Horses for Fire Apparatus. 
CHARLES K. ROBERTS. 
AARON R. BUNTING. ARTHUR C. WIDGER. 



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PUBLIC PROPERTY— 1893. 



SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 
1893. 



Town Hall and Land 


$14,000 00 


Public Library .... 


5,000 00 


Water Pipes .... 


45,000 00 


Standard Weights and Measures . 


100 00 


Hay Scales . - \ - 


100 00 


Portable Safe Selectmen's Room . 


200 00 


Treasurer's Safe .... 


20 00 


Steel Box ..... 


25 00 


Piano ...... 


75 00 



164,520 00 



School Department. 



Grammar School and land . 


$8,500 00 


Beach School and land . 


4,000 00 


Essex Street School and land 


4,000 00 


Pine Street School and land . 


4,000 00 


Farm School and land . 


2,000 00 


Land, Essex Street, near Cemetery 


300 00 


School Supplies .... 


500 00 


School Furniture .... 


500 00 



Cemctepy Department. 

Receiving Tomb .... $2,000 00 

Storage Building .... 125 00 

Tools 25 00 2,150 00 

Amount carried forward $90,470 00 



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Schedule of Public Property. 

Amount brought forward $90,470 00 



^^ighixxay DepaPtmcnt. 



Stone Crusher Plant 


$2,500 00 


Gravel Bank, Marblehead 


c AA AA 

500 00 


Storage Building, New Ocean St 


A A A A A 

400 00 


Iwo bnow r^lows 


OA A A 

dO 00 


Snow Plow, new .... 


oa A A 

oo 00 


Victor Road Machine . 


41 A A A /\ 

200 00 


looi Mouse ..... 


A A 

2o 00 


lOOl -DOX ..... 


^ A A 

5 00 


Iwenty-six Picks .... 


20 00 


Twenty-five Shovels 


15 00 


Four Iron Bars .... 


3 00 


Ten Lanterns .... 


5 00 


Six Street Ho^s .... 


3 50 


Four Hammers .... 


4 00 


Five Rakes 


1 50 


Three Mattocks .... 


6 00 


Two Wheelbarrows 


4 00 


Six Stone Points .... 


1 50 


Ten Drills 


2 50 


Gravel Screen .... 


7 00 



Police Department. 



Five Revolvers and 14 Badges 
Seven Twisters and 8 Pairs Hand 

cuffs .... 
Ten Whistles and 12 Billies 
Police Helmets 

One Dark Lantern and Buttons 
Gun 



55 00 

25 00 
15 50 
15 00 
3 50 
20 00 



134 00 



Amou7it carried forward 



$94,373 00 



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PUBLIC PROPERTr— 1893. 



Schedule of Public Property. 

Aiiiourd brought forward 194,373 00 

pipe DepaPtment. 



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200 00 

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(^0 00 

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Stpam TTpat.ino" Amiarfltns 


450 00 


Furniture and. Bedding 


Xt)U UU 


Two thousand feet Hose 


1,200 00 


Five Horses ..... 


1,200 00 


Two Setts Double Swinging 




Harness .... 


300 00 


One Single Swinging Harness 


75 00 


Five Horse Blankets 


7 50 


Three Lanterns .... 


7 50 


Hay and Grain .... 


35 00 


Coal and Wood .... 


45 00 


Supplies for Batteries . 


75 00 


Seventeen Rubber Coats 


25 50 



$109,553 50 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



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RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK, 
1892=1893. 



ANNUAL MEETING, MARCH 21, 1892. 
TOWX WARRANT. 

ESSEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swamjjscott in 
said Count I/, Greetin<j : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yow 
are directed to notify the inhabitants of the To\yn of Swamp- 
scott qualified to vote in Elections, and in Town affairs, to 
meet at the Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the 
Twenty-first day of March, current, at seven o'clock in the 
forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz : — 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen for the j^ear 
ensuing. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors 

for three (3) years. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose a Collector of Taxes for the year 

ensuing. 

To choose one member of the School Committee 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Trustees 

of the Public Library for three (3) years. 



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KECOEDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



To choose three members of the Board of Audi- 
tors for the year ensuing. 

To choose one Overseer of the Poor for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Board of Health for one (1) year. 
To choose three Constables for the year ensuing. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 

Art. 3. To vote by ballot ''Yes" or "No" upon the 
question : Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of Intoxi- 
cating Liquors in this Town. 

Art. 4. To hear and act upon the Reports of the Audit- 
ing Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Com- 
mittee, the Superintendent of Streets, the Board of Trustees 
of the Public Librar;^, the Engineers of the Fire Department, 
the Superintendent of the Cemetery, the Board of Health, the 
Chief of Police, the Milk Inspector, the Committee on Street 
Lights, the Committee on Sewerage, the Committee on Build- 
ing Engine House, the Committee on the Extension of Pine 
Street under the Railroad, and the Report of the Committee 
on the Enlargement of the Cemetery. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray Town charges for the ensuing year, and make 
appropriations therefor. 

Art. 6. To see what amount of bonds will be required 
of the Town Treasurer for the current year. 

Art. 7. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer 
to hire money, under the direction of the Selectmen, in anti- 
cipation of the taxes to be assessed and collected for the 
current year. 

Art. 8. To see what amount of bonds will be required 
of the Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 9. To see what compensation the Town will allow 
the Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing 
year. 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-18P8. 



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Art. 10. To see what action the Town will take in 
regard to the collection of taxes, and what rate of discount, 
if any, will be allowed for prompt payment on or before a 
•certain date. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will accept the list of names 
for Jurors as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will appropriate the money 
received from the County Treasurer for dog licenses to aid 
in support of the Public Library. 

Art. 13. To see what compensation the Town will allow 
the membei-s of the Fire Department the current year, and 
grant money for the same. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money to furnish and set curbstones, and lay concrete side- 
walks ; provided, the abutters will pay one-half of the 
expense. 

Art. 15. -To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
fifty dollars (150) to be placed in the hands of James L. 
Bates' Post 118, G. A. R., towards defraying the expenses of 
Memorial Day. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will vote to accept, adopt, 
and allow the report of the Selectmen laying out of Huron 
street as a Town way, as per report and plan on tile in the 
Town Clerk's ofBce, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
three hundred dollars (#300) for the care of the Beaches. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will construct a stone cross- 
ing on Burrill street, from the north corner of Monument 
avenue to the Estate of John B. Prince, and appropriate 
money therefor. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will construct a street cross- 
ing on Blaney street, from the N. E. corner of Estate of Mrs. 
H. J. Thing to sidewalk opposite, near line of Estates of F. 



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C. Thing and J. B. Harris, and appropriate money therefor^ 
agreeable to the petition of Charles E. Harris and others. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will construct a stone ci-oss- 
ing on Humphrey street, opposite or near the residence of 
Leonard Fowle, and appropriate money for the same, agree- 
able to the petition of George E. Gilbert and others. 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will construct a street cross- 
ing on Burrill street, opposite the southerly corner of Clare- 
mont terrace, and appropriate money for the same, agreeable 
to the petition of James A. Mott and others. 

Art. 22. To see what action the Town will take to cause 
an electric (arc) \ight to be placed on Crescent street, Uppei- 
Swampscott, and appropriate money for the same, agreeable 
to the petition of Wm. C. Cowdrey and others. 

Art. 23. To see what action the Town will take to cause 
an electric (arc) light to be placed at the end of Monument 
avenue, between Sheridan and Farragut and Andrew roads. 
Also to cause an electric (arc) light to be placed at the junc- 
tion of Elm wood and Sheridan roads, and appropriate money 
for the same, agreeable to the petition of E. H. Kitfield and 
others. 

Art. 24. To see what action the Town will take in 
extending Atlantic avenue from Humphrey square, following- 
Forrest avenue so-called, to the Mudge Estate, then through 
the said Mudge Estate, crossing Paradise street, then through 
the Stetson Estate to Burrill street, at a point nearly opposite 
the station of the Boston & Maine Railroad, agreeable to the 
petition of James H. Moulton and others. 

Art. 25. To see what action the Town will take to 
extend the water pipe from Roberts' Express stable through 
Humphrey street to the Eastern junction of Orient street, 
and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to the petition 
of H. F. Hawkes and others. 



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Art. 26. To see what action the Town will take to 
extend the water main the remainder of the way on Salem 
street, a distance of about 2900 feet, and appropriate money 
for the same, agreeable to the petition of Willard F. Lewis 
and others. 

Art. 27. To see what action the Town will take for the 
improvement of the outlet of Stacey's Brook, and appropriate 
money for the same, agreeable to the Selectmen's Report. 

Art. 28. To see what action the Town will take to 
extend the water mains on Monument avenue and Elmwood 
road, a distance of twent3'-three hundred (2300) feet, to use 
six-inch pipe, with necessar}" hj^drants, gates, etc., and appro- 
priate money for tlie same, agreeable to the petition of Edwin 
M. Bailey and others. 

Art. 29. To see what action the Town will take toward 
the purchase of a site, and the erection of a new school build- 
ing that shairtake the place of the Redington Street School 
Building, and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to 
the petition of W. H. Rogers and others. 

Art. 30. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
two hundred dollars (*200) to rebuild the wall bordering 
the Estate of F. O. Ellis, on Burrill and New Ocean streets. 

Art. 31. To see if the Town will instruct the Board of 
Assessors to have a plan made of all land in Town, and all 
lots, with the number of feet in each lot, and the owner's 
name on said lot, and appropriate money for the same, agree- 
able to the petition of John G. Twisden and others. 

Art. 32. To see if the Town will make the following 
addition to the By-Laws : That the Board of Selectmen 
shall have the power to appoint the Chief Engineer of the 
Fire Department for three years. First Assistant for two years, 
Second Assistant for one year, and one for every three years 
at the expiration of the terms of said Engineers, agreeable to 
the petition of J. P. Farmer, Jr., and others. 



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Art. 33. To see what action the Town will take to en- 
large the Cemetery and appropriate money for the same^ 
agreeable to the Selectmen's report. 

Art. 34. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
two thousand dollars (f 2,000) for the improvement of Hum- 
phrey street as recommended by the Selectmen. 

Art. 35. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the widening of Humphrey street from the Lynn line 
to the Hay Scales, agreeable to the report of the Selectmen. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, 
and three other ^public and conspicuous places in the Town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this Fourth day of March, in the 
year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. 

AARON R. BUNTING, ) Selectmen 
JOHN H. FARWELL, [ of 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER, ) Sivampscott. 



RETURN ON WARRANT. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have 
notified the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified 
as herein expressed, to meet at the time and place and for 
the purposes herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies 
of this Warrant in ten public and conspicuous places in said 
Swampscott on Saturday, the Twelfth day of March, in the 
year one thousand eight hundred and ninety- two. 

JAMES WHEELER, 

Cousfable of StvarnpscotL 



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In accordance with the Warrant the voters of the Town 
assembled at the Town Hall on Monday, March 21st, 1892. 

The meeting was called to order by the Town Clerk, the 
Warrant and return theron were read, proceeded to ballot 
for Moderator, with the result that Eldridge F. Small was 
unanimously elected, he receiving ten (10) votes. The 
Moderator was sworn to the faithful performance of his 
duties by the Town Clerk. Fred C. Marsh and Frank Good- 
win had been appointed Ballot Clerks by the Selectmen ; 
they were sworn to a faithful performance of duties by the 
Town Clerk. 

The ''Acme " ballot-box not being in working order it was 
decided to use the old ballot-box. 

Specimen ballots, cards of Instruction to Voters, and 
Penalties were posted according to law. 

Balloting for Town Officers was commenced at 7.20 A. M. 

The Moderator appointed as tellers, Herman F. Ashton, 
Sidney M. Shattuck, Fredd O. Thompson, Daniel F. Knowl- 
ton, William G. Earp, William H. Proctor, all of whom were 
sworn to faithful discharge of duties by the Moderator. 

Voted. To keep the polls open until 5.55 p. m. There 
were four hundred and twenty-nine general ballots and 
three special ballots cast, making a total of four hundred 
and thirty-two (432), both check lists agreeing. 

At nine o'clock the following result Avas announced : 

For Selectmen — Aaron E. Bunting, 285, elected ; Arthur 

C. Widger, 219, elected; John H. Farwell, 182, elected; H. 

Gushing Bulfinch, 181; Andrew L. Harris, 124; Whitfield 

A. Stubbs, 86; John Stanley, 76 ; George W. Marshall. 64 ; 

blanks, 70. 

For Town Clerk— Geo. T. Till, 391, elected. Blanks, 38. 
For Treasurer — Benjamin O. Honors, 384, elected ; blanks, 
45. 

For Collector of Taxes — Michael P. Carroll, 392, elected ; 
blanks, 37. 



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For Overseer of Poor, 3 Years — Joseph F. Crowell, 122, 
elected; James L. Taj^or, 102; John A. CuUen, 93; 
Nathaniel Galeucia, 73 ; blanks, 39. 

For Assessor, 3 Years — Gilbert Delano, 220, elected ; John 
Chapman, 167 ; blanks, 42. 

For School Committee, 3 Years — William H. Rogers, 209, 
elected: Ivory Emmons, 188; blanks, 32. 

For Trustee of Library, 3 Years — Frank F. Stanley, 365 ; 
blanks, 63 ; scattering, 1. 

For Auditoi;^ — J. Roswell Widger, 303, elected ; Elmer, 
A. Hardy, 290, elected ; D. Robert Stone, 265, elected ; John 
W. Thurston, 196; Augustine W. Rich, 2nd, 10 ; L. Frank 
Cahoon, 6 ; William F. Norcross, 2 ; blanks, 215. 

For Board of Health — John I. Adams, 307, elected ; 
Joseph W. Glass, 303, elected ; Edv^ 'm F. Wiley, 264, elected ; 
David W. Nisbett, 146; A. Frost Hunt, M.D., 108; blanks, 
159. 

For Constables — James Wheeler, 285, elected ; George M. 
Conner, 277, elected ; Wallace Wright, 236, elected ; Rodney 
A. Douglass, 232 ; blanks, 253. 

License Question — Xo, 291 ; yes, 76 ; blanks, 62. 

Voted. That when we adjourn it be to Tuesday Evening, 
March 22, at 7.30. 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING, MARCH 22, 1892. 



Agreeable to adjournment, the voters of the Town as- 
sembled at the Town Hall on Tuesda}^ Evening, March 22, 
1892. 

Called to order at 7.30 o'clock, by Eld ridge F. Small, 
Moderator. 



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The records of previous meeting were read and approved. 

Voted. Art. 4. To accept the reports of the Auditing 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, 
the Superintendent of Streets, the Board of Trustees of 
the Public Library, the Engineers of the Fire Department, 
the Superintendent of the Cemeteiy, the Board of Health, the 
Chief of Police, the Milk Inspector, the Committee on Street 
Lights, the Committee on Sewerage, the Committee on 
Building Engine House, the Committee on Extension of 
Pine Street, under the railroad, and the report of the Com- 
mittee on the Enlargement of the Cemeteiy, as published in 
Town Iveport. 

Voted. Art. 4. That the recommendations contained 
in the reports of the several departments be laid upon the 
table and taken up in connection with the special article in 
the Town Warrant referring to the same. 

Voted. Art. 4. To take up for action the reports of the 
Sewerage Committee, the Board of Health, and Superinten- 
dent of Cemetery. 

Voted. Art. 4. To reappoint the Sewerage Committee 
of last year. 

Sewerage Committee: Samuel F. Crosman, James A. 
Knowlton, John H. Farwell, George E. Emmons, Charles P. 
Curtis, Jr., Arthur C. Widger, Frank F. Ingalls, Aaron R. 
Bunting, David K. Phillips. 

Voted. Art. 4. To instruct the Sewerage Committee to 
confer with the authorities of the City of Lynn, in regard to 
an arrangement for entering the Lynn intercepting sewer 
and report thereon at our next Annual Town Meeting. 

Voted. Art. 4. To instruct the Sewerage Committee to 
investigate the cremation process for the disposal of sewage, 
or any other plan which mnj come before them and to report 
thereon at our next Annual Town Meeting. 



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Collection of 
ashes, etc. 



Cemetery. 



Voted. Art. 4. To refer the matter of provid- 
ing some means for the collection of ashes to the 
Board of Health, they to investigate as to cost 
and dumping place and report thereon at the ad- 
journed meeting. 

Voted. Art. 4. That the recommendations- 
embodied in the report of Superintendent of Cem- 
etery be referred to the Selectmen, also that the}^ 
take the matter of the removal of trees into 
consideration. 



Fine St. exten- 
sion. 



Voted. Art. 4. To adopt the report of the 
^Committee on the Extension of Pine St. and to 
discharge the said Committee. 

Sl'rTrSfon. VoTED. Art. 5. To appropriate for the 
Selectmen's Department the sum of forty-three 
hundred dollars ($4,300). 

Voted. Art. 5. To appropriate f oi- the High- 
way Department the sum of fifty-five hundred 
dollars (|5,500). 

Voted. To lay Art. 5 upon the table. 

Voted. Art. 6. To require of the Town 
Treasurer a bond for ten thousand dollars (110,000). 

Voted. Art. 7. That the Town Treasurer 
be and is hereby authorized under the direction 
of the Board of Selectmen to hire such sum or 
sums of money as ma}^ be necessary to be raised 
in anticipation of the taxes to be assessed and 
collected for the current year, such sums to be 
payable therefrom. (Unanimous). 

Voted. Art. 8. To require of the Tax Collector 
a bond for five thousand dollars ($5,000). 

Voted. Art. 9. That the salary of the Col- 
lector of Taxes be four hundred dollars ($400) for 
the coming year. 



Highway ap- 
propriation. 



Treasurer's 
bond. 



Temporary 
loans in an- 
ticipation of 
taxes. 



Tax Collectors 
bond. 



Salary of Tax 
Collector. 



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Voted. Art. 10. To allow 2^ discount on all {?;^m^'piy- 
taxespaidon or before the first day of October ^"^"^ 
this present year. 

Voted. Art. 11. To accept the List of Jurors 
as amended, viz : 

List of Jurors : John I. Adams, Isaac H. An-^ist of jmors. 
drews, Gustavus Austin, Joseph Bassett, William 
R. Blaney, Alfred M. Burnham, Michael P. Carroll, 
William H. Collins, Alonzo Corey, Rodney A. 
Douglass, John H. Farwell, Evan R. Golder, Frank 
Goodwin, George W. Harris, Abner Hayford, Henry 
A. Henderson, George F. Hurd, Samuel O. Ingalls. 
James H. Jones, Charles H. Knowles, Daniel F. 
Knowlton, John R. Merritt, James A. Mott, Mar- 
tin Nies, William F. Norcross, James E. Phillips, 
Benjamin Potter, Milton D. Porter, Kendall Pol- 
lard, Theo. N. Reichardt, Francis C. Thing, James 
Thomas, Charles O. Tim son, Edwin F. Wiley, 
James A. Willey, J. Roswell Widger. 

Voted. Art. 12. To appropriate the money 
received from the County Treasurer for Dog Li- ^^^^^^^^ 
censes to aid in support of Public Library. 

Voted. Art. 13. That the Engineers of the ^fneSs^'aifd"" 
Fire Department be paid the sum of fifty dollars firemen. 
($50), and the Firemen twenty-five dollars 
(f 25), for the ensuing 3^ear. 

Voted. Art. 14. To appropriate the sum of j^^JfP^^;^^^^^^^ 
five hundred dollars (1500) to furnish and set ^"dewaikf^^ 
curbstones and lay concrete sidewalks, provided 
the abutters pay one-half the expense. 

Voted. That the matter as to the legality of 
the Town paying one-half the expense of curbing 
and concreting sidewalks located on streets not 
accepted by the Town be referred to the Select- 



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men, they to get legal advice on the matter and 
report at the adjourned meeting. 

Day"''"''^ Voted. Art. 15. To appropriate the sum of 
fifty dollars (#50) to be placed in hands of 
James L. Bates, Post 118, G. A. R., towards de- 
fraying the expenses of Memorial Day. 

Hu^onVuoeT VoTED. Art. 16. To acccpt, adopt and allow 
the report of the Selectmen laying out of Huron 
St. as a town way as per plan drawn by Charles 
W. Gay, dated Nov. 30, 1891, and to appropriate 
^ five hundred dollars therefor. 

Voted. To lay upon the table Articles 17 to 23 
inclusive and to take up Article 24. 

JenTion 0/""" VoTED. Art. 24. That it is the sentiment of 
Atlantic ave. ^j^^g meeting that the Selectmen estimate what it 
will cost to widen and extend Atlantic Ave. from 
Humphrey Sq., following Forest Ave., so called, to 
the Mudge Estate, then through the said Mudge 
Estate, crossing Paradise St., then through the 
Stetson Estate to Burrill St., at a point nearly 
opposite the station of the B. & M. R. R., so that 
said street shall be sixty feet in width and report 
at the adjourned annual meeting together with any 
other information, recommendations and sugges- 
tions that they may see fit to make relating to said 
widening and extension, and that it is the desire of 
this Town that said street be widened and extended 
as aforesaid. 

Voted. At 10 p. m. to adjourn until tomorrow 
(Wednesday) evening at 7.30. 

?otes'fm-''^ Recount of Votes for Selectmen : A })etition 
Selectmen. ^^^^ ^ recouut of votcs cast at the Town Election 
held Marcli 21st, 1892, for H. Gushing Balfinch 
and John H. Farwell, candidates for the office of 



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Selectmen, was received Tuesday Evening, March 
22d, signed by eleven legal voters. 

The Moderator appointed Wednesday, March 
23d, at 4 P.M., as a time when the ballots should 
be recounted. 

James H. Moulton and Isaac A. Ulman were 
appointed Tellers, and sworn to faithful discharge 
of duties by the Moderator. 

The ballots were all gone over and the result 
found to be the same as before declared. 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING, MARCH 
23, 1892. 



In accordance with the foregoing adjournment 
the voters assembled at the Town Hall on Wednes- 
day Evening, March 23d, 1892. 

The meeting was called to order at 7.35 by 
Eldridge F. Small, Moderator. 

The records of the previous meeting were read 
and approved. 

Voted. To take Articles 17 to 23 from the 
table and to act on them in regular order. 

Voted. Art. 17. To appropriate three hun- Api)ropriation 

care of 

dred dollars ($300) for the care of the Beaches. Beaches. 
Voted. To appropriate four hundred dollars Appropriation 

^ street cross- 

(§400) for the purpose of constructing four stone ings. 
crossings as petitioned for in Articles 18, 19, 20, 
and 21 of the Warrant. 

Voted. To reappoint the Street Light go^^^ittfe^* 
mittee of last year, viz : Samuel F. Crosman, 
Ivory Emmons, Edwin A. Farnham, Curtis V. 
Merritt, William F. Norcross, Thomas E. Stone. 



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Water pipes 
Salem street. 



Voted. To refer Articles 22 and 23 to the 
Street Light Committee for investigation, thej 
to report thereon at the adjourned meeting. 

SS'Siier Voted. Art. 25. To refer the matter of laying 
street. water pipes on Humphrey St., to the Selectmen, 

they to ascertain the cost and report thereon at the 
adjourned meeting. 

Voted. Art. 26. To refer the matter of 
extending the water pipes the remainder of the 
way on Salem St., to the Selectmen for their in- 
vestigation, they to report on the same at the 
^adjourned meeting, 
stacey's Brook YoTED. Art. 27. To leave the matter of im- 

outfall. 

proving the outlet of Stacey's Brook to a com- 
mittee of five, consisting of the Board of Select- 
men and two others appointed by the chair, (the 
Moderator appointed Kendall Pollard and Andrew 
L. Harris) to confer with the authorities of the 
City of Lynn and report their recommendations on 
the subject at the adjourned meeting. 

Water pipes VoTED. Art. 28. To refer the matter of ex- 
Monument 

woodro'Id^^"^"^^^^^^^^ watcr maius on Monument Ave. and 

Elmwood Road to the Selectmen for their in- 
vestigation, to be reported upon at the adjourned 
meeting. 

Proposed New VoTED. Art. 29. That Art. 29 be laid upon 

School Build- _ ^ 

^"s. the table and taken up at an adjourned meeting to 

be held Wednesday Evening, April 20th, at 7.30, 
and a committee of four be appointed to act 
with the Board of Selectmen and School Com- 
mittee to fully investigate this whole matter and 
report at the adjourned meeting. 

Committee — Board of Selectmen, School Com- 
mittee, Andrew L. Harris, Benjamin Potter, Geo. 
H. Holden, Charles S. Ingalls. 



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Voted. Art. 30. To appropriate the sum of J-^g;^"^^ 
two hundred and fifty dollars (1250) to rebuild 
the wall bordering the estate of F. O. Ellis on 
Burrill and New Ocean Streets. 

Voted. Art. 31. To refer the matter of having- Fians of land 

^ m the town. 

a plan made of all land in Town to the Board of 
Assessors, they to ascertain the cost of such 
survey and report at the adjourned meeting. 

Voted. Art. 32. That the Board of Select- By-Law in re- 

, , gard to ap- 

men have the power to appoint one Engfineer f or point^ent of 

^ ^ ^ ° Fire Engineers 

three years, one for two years, one for one year, 
and one for three years, at the expiration of the 
terms of said Engineers, and to hold their positions 
for the time appointed unless removed for cause. 

Voted. Art. 33. To refer the matter of en- Cemetery, 
larging the Cemetery to the Selectmen, they to 
make suitable recommendations in the matter at 
the adjourned meeting. 

Voted. Art. 34. To appropriate the sum of Humphrey 
two thousand dollars for the improvement of ment. 
Humphrey St. as recommended by the Selectmen. 

Voted. Art. 35. To refer the matter of Humphrey 
widening Humphrey St. from the Lynn line to the Tddening. 
Hay Scales, to the Board of Selectmen and three 
citizens appointed by the Moderator, said com- 
mittee to ascertain cost of said widening and to 
recommend as to what the width should be, and 
report thereon at the adjourned meeting. 

Committee on Widening Humphrey St. — Board 
of Selectmen, Kendall Pollard, D. Holman Millett, 
John Chapman. 

Voted. To lay the matter of an appropriation Health 

^ Department. 

for the Health Department on the table. 



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Voted. Art. 5. To appropriate for the several 
departments as follows, viz : 



School Department . . . 111,000 

Poor ....... 2,500 

Fire . 2,500 

Police ...... 2,300 

Street Lights 6,200 

Sidewalks 1,000 

Cemetery 400 

Town Hall, receipts and . . 400 

Library, receipts .... 400 

Catch Basins and Gutters . . . 400 

Monument Lot, care .... 25 

Water Rates 350 

Soldiers and Sailors' Aid . . . 200 

Interest 2,000 



Voted. To leave the location of Catch Basins 
and Paving of Gutters to the Selectmen. 

Voted. To adjourn to Wednesday Evening, 
April 20th, at 7.30. 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING, APRIL 
20, 1892. 



In accordance with the previous adjournment 
the voters of the Town assembled at the Town 
Hall on Wednesday Evening, April 20th, 1892. 

The meeting was called to order at 7.40 by 
Eldridge F. Small, Moderator. 

Records of previous meeting read and approved. 

The report of the Board of Health in regard to 
the collection of ashes was heard ; a motion to ap- 
propriate the sum of eight hundred dollars to 
carry out the measure was negatived. 



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The report of the Selectmen as to the advis-^^iantic Ave. 
ability and cost of widening and extending 
Atlantic Avenue from Humphrey Square as peti- 
tioned for in Art. 24, was heard. 

Voted. To give the petitioners leave to with- 
draw and that further action on Art. 24 be in- 
definitely postponed. 

In regard to Art. 22, the placing of an Electric ^jc^^fjj'g^^ 
(Arc) Light on Crescent Street, the Street Light 
Committee reported it as not expedient to place a 
light in that locality at present. Their report 
was accepted. 

Voted. To accept the report of the Street Light ^\'onument 
Committee in reference to Art. 24, and instruct 
said committee to place an Electric (Arc) Light at 
the junction of Monument Avenue and Sheridan 
Road, and to ap2:)ropriate one hundred and twenty 
five dollars (-$125) therefor. 

Voted. Art. 25. To accept the report of the ^y-'iter pipes 

^ . Humphrey St. 

Board of Selectmen recommending the laying of 
water pipe from Robert's Express stable through 
Humphrey Street to eastern junction of Orient 
Street to instruct the Selectmen to hire the sum 
of five thousand dollars (15,000) for that pur- 
pose, for such time as in their judgment may be 
advisable. (Unanimous.) 

The Selectmen reported it as not expedient to water pipes, 

^ Salem street. 

lay water pipe through Salem Street. 

Voted. To accept and adopt the report. 

The Committee appointed under Art. 29, ''New 
School House," asked for further time, and the re- 
quest was granted. 



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The Committee appointed under Art. 27, 
Stacey's Brook," requested further time, the 
same was allowed. 

The report of the Selectmen on Art. 28, " Water 
Mains on Monument Avenue and Elmwood Road" 
was heard. 

Voted. That report on Art. 28 be laid upon 
the table until the adjourned meeting. 

Plan of Town The Board of Assessors appointed a committee 

Survey. 

to ascertain the probable cost of a plan of all land 
in the Town, reported that such a plan would cost 
about thirty-five hundred dollars (|3,500.) 

Voted. To accept their report. 

The report of the Selectmen on Art. 33, "En- 
largement of Swampscott Cemetery" was heard 
and accepted. 

cemetery. VoTED. To adopt the recommendation of the 
Selectmen in regard to increasing the price of lots 
now for sale in the Cemetery, as printed in their 
annual report of the years 1891-92. 

Voted. To instruct the Selectmen to find out 
the price of the lot of land in the rear of the 
Cemetery and report the same to the town at the ad- 
journed meeting. 

Widening The committcc appointed under Art. 35, " Widen- 
Humphreyst. -^^^ Humphrey Street" asked for further time. 
The same was granted. 

Voted. To adjourn at 9.45, to Wednesday 
Evening, May 11th, at 7.30. 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING, MAY 11, 
1892. 



In accordance with the adjournment the legal 
voters of the Town assembled at the Town Hall on 
Wednesday Evenhig, May 11th, 1892. The meetmg 
was called to order at 7.40 by Eldridge F. Small, 
Moderator. 

Records of previous meeting read and approved. 
Voted. To appropriate the sum of one thousand Art. 34, im- 

^ ^ ^ provement of 

('S1,000) in addition to the two thousand dollars H^»n»iirey st. 
(i2,000) already appropriated for the completion 
of the improvement of Humphrey Street. 

Voted. Art 27. That the town appropriate stacey's Brook 
the sum of seven hundred dollars, to be used in 
conjunction with the City of Lynn, under the 
direction of the Board of Selectmen for the im- 
provement of the outlet of Stacey's Brook. 

Voted. To accept and adopt the following 
report of the Selectmen on Art. 28 : ''The laying 
of the Water Pipe on Monument Avenue and 
Elm wood Road.*' 

Report on Art. 28. As the Town has heretofore 
adopted the plan of not laying pipes on streets not 
accepted by the Town, we cannot consistently 
recommend the granting of this petition until the 
streets named have been regularly laid out and 
accepted by the town as public ways. The cost 
of lajdng the pipe called for is -12,500. 



AARON R. BUNTING, ) 

J. H. FAR WELL. } Selectmen. 

A. C. WIDGER, \ 



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J^jJ^g^ >mf ORirr report on new school BinLDLSf g. 

Sdiool Bunld- - , , , , , 

iag- Let lis acquire the land between the present lot 

on Redington Street and the Chnrch, or so mach 
as is needed to provide for the next decade and 
build thereon a good, substantial modem house of 
six rooms and so planned as to be added to at such 
time as maj be needed and indefinitely without 
marring the symmetry or economy of the whole. 

And that the School Committee with such others 
joined as the meeting may see fit, be a committee 
to make terms for the adjoining land and to pre- 
« pare plans and estimates in accordance with the 

above recommendations, and have them on file 
with the Town Clerk two months prior to the 
next annual meeting, for its acceptance and ap- 
proval or otherwise at that meeting. 

And that the School Committee be and are 
hereby instructed to discontinue the primary 
school now in the lower room in the old house, 
and to utilize all remaining school-room in town to 
the best advantage. 

BENJAMIN POTTER 

Voted. To adopt the Minority Report on new 
school building. 

BepoitwfCiro. REPORT OF CO:^L5>nTTEE ON HOIPHP.EY STREET 

S^hS^" widening. 

phreySt. 

In presenting to this meeting any further infor- 
mation we may have, we can only say we have 
diligently sought to obtain some further informa- 
tion of what assistance we could rely upon from 
the County C ommissi onerSy and we find that be- 
fore they can act understandingly on the matter 
the Town must first instruct the Selectmen to 
petition them to widen Humphrey Street to a uni- 



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foiiii width, when they will call a public hearing, 
after which the\- will make a proposition of what 
they will do towards ]>a3 ing for the widening of 
the street, this does not commit the Town at its 
present sta_ge. After the hearing and the decision 
of the Commissioners is made known the Town will 
be called at an adjourned Town Meeting to con- 
sider the proposition, and if accepted make the 
necessary appropriation for the caivymg out of the 
work. 

We recommend that the Selectmen be hereby 
instructed to forthwith petition the County Com- 
missioners to widen and straighten Humphrey 
Street from the Lynn line to the Hay Scales, so- 
called, at the junction of Orient and Humphrey 
Streets, as shown upon a plan to be filed with said 
petition, and that said County Commissioners be 
requested to provide for the expense of such 
widening and straightening out of the treasury of 
the County in such manner as the said County 
Commissioners may seem just. 

A. R. BUNTING, ) 
J. H. FAR WELL. | 
A. C WIDGER. ' 
JOHN CHAPMAN. > 
KENDALL POLLARD. | 
D. HOLMAX MILLETT. I 

Voted. To appropriate the sum of twelve Board of 
hundred dollars for the Board of Health. pnation. 

Voted. To authorize the Selectmen to transfer 
from one department to another for the current 
year any unexpended balances when in their judg- 
ment such payments are required. 

The Selectmen reported the price of the lot of cemetery, 
land in rear of Cemetery to be one thousand 



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dollars (11,000). It Avas voted to indefinitely post- 
pone the matter. 

Voted. To extend to the Moderator the thanks 
of the citizens for the able manner with which he 
has presided, also the usual compensatioii. 



Sonrvote'^on ' ^ Hastings gave notice that he should move 
School House " at the adjourned meeting. 



Bundfng?''^ a reconsideration of the vote taken on ''New 



Voted. To adjourn at 9.30 p. m. to Wednes- 
day Evening, June 29th, at 8 o'clock 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING, JUNE 
29, 1892. 



In accordance with the foregoing adjournment 
the voters of the Town assembled at the Town 
Hall on Wednesday Evening, June 29, 1892. 

Owing to the unavoidable absence of the Modera- 
tor, the meeting was called to order by the Town 
Clerk at the time appointed, 8 o'clock. There were 
nineteen votes cast for Moderator as follows: 

E. N. Wardwell, 18 ; elected. Thomas Stone, 1. 

E.N. Wardwell was immediately qualified by the 
Town Clerk. After thanking the meeting for the 
honor and confidence shown he assumed the chair. 

Records of previous meeting read and approved. 

W. R. Hastings moved to reconsider the vote 
wdiereby the Minority Report on New School 
House was adopted. Thirty (30) voted "yea," 
59 voted "nay;" the motion being lost. 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



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Voted. To add the Board of Selectmen to the School 
Committee, to carry out Minority Report on New School 
Building." 

Voted. To dissolve at 8.45 p. m. 

I hereby declare the foregoing records to be correct. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Toum Clerk. 

NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 8, 

1892. 



TOWX WARRANT. 

ESSEX ss. 

To either of 'the Constablei< of the Toirn of Swampscott, in 
mid County, Grreeting : 

Li the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 3^ou 
are directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the eighth day of November 
next, that being the Tuesday next after the first Monday of 
said Nove4nber, at six o'clock in the forenoon, then and there 
to bring in their votes to the Selectmen, on one ballot, for 

Electors of President and Vice-President of the United 
States. 

Representative in the 53d Congress, Sixth District. 

Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Councillor for the Fifth 
Essex District, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney- 
General, Senator First Essex District, District Attorney. 

Two Representatives in General Court for Seventeenth 
Essex District. 

Sheriff, Three Commissioners of Insolvenc}^ County Com- 
missioner, Two Special Commissioners. 



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RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



Also upon the following Article of Amendment to the Con- 
stitution, abolishing the Property Qualification of the Office 
of Governor: So much of Article Two of Section One of 
Chapter Two of Part the Second of the Constitution of the 
Commonwealth, as is contained in the following words: 
" And unless he shall at the same time be seized in his own 
right of a freehold within the Commonwealth of the value of 
one thousand pounds," is hereby annulled. 

The polls to be kept open until four o'clock, p. m. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, 
8iTid three other public and conspicuous places in the Town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this Fifteenth day of October, in 
the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. 



Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have 
notified the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified 
as herein expressed, to meet at the time and place and for 
the purposes herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies 
of this Warrant in twelve public and conspicuous places in 
said Swampscott on Friday, the 28th day of October, 1892. 



AARON R. BUNTING, 
JOHN H. FARWELL, 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER, 




Swampscott, Mass., Oaf. 15, 1892. 



RETURN ON WARRANT. 



JAMES WHEELER, 



Constable of Swampscott. 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLEKK— 1892-1893. 



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In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters as- 
sembled at the Town Hall, on Tuesday, November 8th, 1892. 

The Warrant and return thereon was read by the Town 
Clerk at 6 a.m. Specimen Ballots, Cards of Instruction, 
Amendment Posters, having been posted according to law, 
the polls were opened immediately. The ballot box registered 
000 at commencement of voting. 

Charles G. Eowell and William H. Collins having been 
appointed Inspectors, were sworn to the faithful performance 
of their duties as Ballot Clerks. 

Daniel F. Knowlton, Fredd O. Thompson, William F. 
Norcross, David V\^. Nisbett, Edward H. Thomas, Benjamin 
F. Rich, who had previously been appointed, were sworn as 
Tellers. 

Voted. To keep the polls open until 4.29 p. m. 

There were 593 ballots cast. The ballot box register at 
close of polls, was 595, both check lists showing 593 checks. 

At 7 p. M. the following result was given. 

Electors of President and Vice-President of the United 
States. 



FOR ELECTORS AT LARGE. 



John Bascora, of Williamstown 15 

Richard W. Cone, of Boston . 15 

Patrick A. ColUns, of Boston 142 

John E. Russell, of Leicester 142 

Nathaniel P. Banks,' of Waltham 405 

John D. Long, of Hingham 405 

Edward Bellamy, of Chieopee 15 

George F. Washburn, of Boston 15 

Jacob Thomas, of Springfield 1 

Blanks 15 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER ONE. 

Augustus R. Smith, of Lee 15 

James M. Clarke, of Holyoke 142 

Joseph Griswold, of Greenfield 405 



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RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



Irving M. Miller, of Pittsfield 14 

Augustus Kleiner, of Adams 1 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT I^UMBER TWO. 

Charles G. Allen, of Barre 15 

John B. O'Donnell, of Northampton 142 

George W. Johnson, of Brookfield 405 

William O. Taylor, of Orange 14 

Blanks ... 16- 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER THREE. 

Charles B. Knight, of Worcester . • . 15 

Charles Haggerty, of Southbridge 142 

Edward B. Glasgow, of Worcester 405 

Lot Berry, of Spencer 14 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER FOUR. 

Edmund M. Stowe, of Hudson 15 

Charles J. Williams, of Acton 142 

Henry A. Goodrich, of Fitchburg 405 

Asa F. Hall, of Hudson 15 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE. 

Varnum Lincoln, of Andover 15 

Peter H. Donohue, of Lowell 142 

Peter D. Smith, of Andover 405 

Hiram W. K. Eastman, of Lawrence . . ■ 14 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER SIX. 

George H. Hoyt, of Haverhill 15 

James F. Deane, of Salem 142 

Frank Cousins, of Salem 405 

J. B. Woodfin, of Marblehead 14 

Blanks 16 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 43 



FOE DISTRICT XUMBER SEVEN. 

George M. Buttrick, of Everett 15 

Samuel K. Hamilton, of Wakefield 142 

George W. Walker, of Maiden 405 

J. E. Clements, of Lynn 14 

Patrick F. O'Neill, of Boston 1 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT ]Sru:\IBER EIGHT. 

John S. Paine, of Cambridge 15 

Ferdinand F, French, of Winchester 142 

Edward Glines, of Somerville 405 

Anthony J. Philpot, of Arlington 14 

Nathan Stahl, of Boston 1 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER NIXE. 

James M. Gray, of Boston 15- 

Edward J.Flynn, of Boston 142 

Jonathan A. Lane, of Boston 405 

Henry Lemon, of Boston 11 

J. Robert Simmons, of Boston 1 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER TEN. 

Henry W. Shagg, of Boston 15 

Josiah Quincy, of Quincy 142 

John Shaw, of Quincy 405 

George J. Moulton, of Boston 14 

Emil Roers, of Boston 1 

Blanks 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER ELEVEN. 

Charles C. Bragdon, of Newton 15 

Robert Bleakie, of Hyde Park 142 

John R. Bullard, of Dedham 405 

Erastus L. Metcalf, of FrankHn 14 

Thomas Mooney, of Boston 1 

Blanks 16 



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RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



FOR DISTRICT NUMBER TWELVE. 

William H. Phillips, of Taunton 15 

Joseph L. Sweet, of Attleborough • . . . 142 

Benjamin S. Lovell, of Weymouth ... • 405 

Thomas S. Hodgson, of Middleborough 14 

Blanks . . 16 

FOR DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTEEN. 

Robert A. Sherman, of New Bedford 15 

John W. Coughlin, of Fall River 142 

John Simpkins, of Yarmouth 405 

Fi-ank E. Peck, of Wareham 14 

Blanks 16 

• FOR GOVERNOR. 

William H. Haille, of Springfield 364 

Wolcot Hamlin, of Amherst 163 

William E. Russell, of Cambridge 153 

Henry Winn, of Maiden 11 

Blanks 36 

FOR LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. 

James P. Carroll, of Springfield 126 

Edward Kendall, of Cambridge 22 

William J. Shields, of Boston 14 

Charles N. Wentworth, of Lynn 3 

Roger Wolcott, of Boston 356 

Blanks 72 

FOR SECRETARY. 

Charles S. Hamlin, of Brookline • . 116 

George Kemp ton, of Sharon . . 17 

Frederick A. Nagler, of West Springfield 1 

W^illiam M. Olin, of Boston 347 

Samuel B. Shapleigli, of Boston 19 

Blanks 93 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 45 



FOR TREASURER AND RECEIYER-GEXERAL. 

Wilbert D. Farnham, Jr., of Somerville 20 

James S. Grinnell, of Greenfield 118 

George A. Marden, of Lowell 357 

James R. Nugent, of Boston . 1 

Thomas A. Watson, of Braintre-' 15 

Blanks 82 

FOR AUDITOR, 

Alfred H. Evans, of Ashbnrnham 23 

John W. Kimball, of Fitchburg ... 355 

Maurice W. Landers, of Springfield 13 

Michael Lynch, of Boston 1 

Irving B. Sayles, of Millbnrv 107 

Blanks 94 

FOR ATTORXEY-GEXERAL. 

Charles S. Lilley, of Lowell 115 

Herbert Mcintosh, of Worcester 16 

Albert E. Fillsbury, of Boston 353 

Robert F. Raymond, of Xew Bedford 20 

James Waldock, of Boston 2 

Blanks 87 

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, SIXTH DISTRICT. 

Elbridge Gerry Brown, of Boston 21 

William Coggswell, of Salem 368 

John H. Davis, of Haverhili 20 

Henry B. Little, of Newburyport 120 

Blanks 64 

FOR COUNCILLOR FIFTH DISTRICT. 

Arthur B. Breed, of Lynn 372 

Francis E. Hines, of Salem . 112 

Blanks 99 



46 RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



FOR DISTRICT-ATTORNEY, EASTERN DISTRICT. 

Robert E. Burke, of Newburyport 118 

William H, Moody, of Haverhill 377 

Blanks 98 

FOR SHERIFF, ESSEX COUNTY. 

William S. Hoyt, of Lyim 136 

Samuel A. Johnson, of Salem 356 

Blanks 101 

FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, ESSEX. 

William F. M. Collins, of Salem . 123 

-John M. Danforth, of Lynnfield 360 

Blanks 108 

Scattering 2 

FOR SPECIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ESSEX. 

George W. Blatchford, of Rockport Ill 

^NFelson P. Cummings, of Merrimac 312 

Jeremiah J. Mahoney, of Lawrence 95 

Thomas F. Pedrick, of Lynn 314 

Blanks 354 

FOR COMMISSIONERS OF INSOLVENCY, ESSEX. 

Benjamin C. Ames, of Lawrence 333 

William D. Chappie, of Salem 321 

Harry J. Cole, of Haverhill 322 

Fred A. Haynes, of Haverhill 114 

Daniel D. Saunders, of Gloucester 107 

George L. Weil, of North Andover 106 

Blanks 416 

FOR SENATOR, FIRST ESSEX DISTRICT. 

Charles H. Baker, of Lynn 363 

Patrick S. Curry, of Lynn 95 

George W. Harnden, of Lynn 21 

Louis Wolfson, of Lynn 9 

Blanks 105 



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FOR REPKESENTATIVES IX GENERAL COURT, SEVENTEENTH ESSEX 



DISTRICT. 

Jessie L. Atwill, of Lynn 115 

Eugene A. Bessom, of Lynn 321 

William B. Chase, of Swampscott 114 

Frank Goodwin, of Swampscott 43 

Charles T. Jackson, of Swampscott . . 355 

James M. Kelt}^ of Lynn 22 

Blanks 216 

a:mendment to the constitution. 

Yes 157 

1^0 69 

Blanks 367 



Swampscott, Xov. 15, 1892. 

A recount of votes cast at the recent election for Gover- 
nor, was held this day, the result being the same as previously 
given, except the loss of one vote for William H. Haille, and 
a gain of one blank. 



Swampscott, Nov. 18, 1892. 

At a meeting of the several Clerks of Representative Dis- 
trict No. IT held at the City Clerk's Office, Lynn, at 12 m., this 
day, it was found that Eugene A. Bessom, of Lynn, and 
Charles T. Jackson, of Swampscott, had received the largest 
number of votes. They were declared elected Representa- 
tives of this District to the next General Court. Certificates 
of election were prepared. 

I hereby declare the foregoing to be a true record. 
Attest : 

GEO. T. TILL, Town Clerk. 



48 RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 

SPECIAL MEETING, NOVEMBER 21, 1892. 



TOWN WARRANT. 

ESSEX, ss. 

To eitJier of the Constables of the Town of Swamjjscott in 
said County, Greeting: 

111 the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott qualified to vote in Elections, and in ToAvn affairs, to 
meet at the Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the 
Twenty-first day of November, current, at seven o'clock in 
the evening, then and there to act on the following Articles, 
viz. : — 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Art. 2. To see what action the Town will take to furnish 
a suitable number of horses for the Fire Department, and 
appropriate money for the same, by loan or otherwise. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, 
and three other public and conspicuous places in the Town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to tlie Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this ninth day of Novemlxn-, in the 
year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. 



A. R. P>UNTJNG, ) Srhu'tmen 
J. H. FARWELL, \ of 
A. C. WIDGER, ) SwampHcott. 



KECX>KI>S OF TOWN CLEKK— 1«e2-ld9S. 



49 



BBTUEU ON WAKEANT. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I liave 
notified the inliabitantg of the Town of Swamjjscott, qualified 
as herein expressed, to meet at the time and jjlace and for the 
purpose herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies of 
this Warrant in twelve public and conspicuous places in said 
Swampscott, on Saturday, November 12th, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. 

JAMES WHEELER, 

ComtaMe of Swamp*! coU, 



In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of 
the Town assembled at the Town Hall, on Monday Evening, 
November 21, 1892. 

Tiie meeting was called to order at 7.15, by the Town 
Clerk : the Warrant and the return thereon was read. Eld- 
ridge F. Small was elected Moderator by ballot, he receiving 
thirteen ballots, the whole number east. He was qualified 
for the office. 

Voted. (Unanimous.) To make an appropriation of 
fifteen hundred dollars (f 1500) for the purchase of five horses 
for the Fire Departments the horses to be used in the High- 
way Department, and an account kept of their earnings, the 
amount credited to the Fire Department and the Selectmen 
and Board of Engineers to have full chaise of same. 

VoTKD. That the Moderator appoint a (©ommittee of tknee 
to purch;ise the horses. 

Committee. — Aan>n R, Bunting, Chas. K, Roberts, Arthur 
C, Widger. 



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Voted. To take from the Town Treasury the money ap- 
propriated for the purchase of horses. 

Voted. To dissolve at 8 p. m. 
Attest : 

GEO. T. TILL, 

Totvn Clerk. 



SPECIAL MEETING, JANUARY 2, 1893. 



TOW?f WARRANT. 

ESSEX ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Toivn of Stvampscott, in 
said County, Gr7'eeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to vote in Elections, and in Town affairs, to 
meet at Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the 
Second day of January, 1893, at Seven and One-half o'clock 
in the evening then and there to act on the following Articles, 
viz : — 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Art. 2. To see if the Town will accept an act of the 
Legislature, entitled An act to give towns jurisdiction over 
Highways and County Bridges." [Approved April 6th,° 
1891.] 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, 
and three other public and conspicuous places in the Town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



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Given under our hands, this Twenty-fourth day of Decem- 
ber, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. 

A. R. BUNTING, ) Selectmen 

J. H. FARWELL, [ of 

A. C. WIDGER. ) Sivampscott. 



RETURN ON WARRANT. 

Pursuant to the Avithin Warrant to me directed, I have 
notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified as herein expressed, to meet at the time and 
place and for the purposes herein mentioned, by posting up 
attested copies of the within Warrant in nine public and con- 
spicuous places in said Swampscott, on Saturday, the 24th 
day of December, 1892. • 

JAMES WHEELER, 

Constable of Sicampscott, 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters as- 
sembled at the Town Hall, on Monday Evening, January 3, 
1893. 

The meeting was called to order by the Town Clerk, who 
read the Warrant and return thereon. 

On balloting for Moderator, there were sixteen ballots cast, 
Eldridge F. Small receiving the whole number, was imme- 
diately qualified for the duties, and thanked the voters pre- 
sent for the honor conferred. 

Voted. To take up Article 2. 

The reading of the Act under consideration was called 
for and the Chapter was read by the Clerk. 

William H. Niles, Counsel for the Town, was asked to ad- 
dress the meeting. That gentleman responded giving the 
information desired. 



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RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK— 1892-1893. 



A motion to proceed to ballot on Article '2 was negatived. 

Voted. To adjourn to Thursday Evening, January 5th» 
at 7.30 o'clock. 

ADJOURNED SPECIAL MEETING, JANUARY 5, 1893. 



Agreeable to the adjournment of Monday Evening, the 
voters assembled at the Town Hall on Thursday Evening. 
January 5th. 1893. 

Called to order at 7.40 o'clock, by Eldridge F. Small, 
Moderator. 

Records of previous meeting read and approved. 

* A. R. Bunting, Chairman of Selectmen, stated that he with 
others of the Board had seen the Cotinty Commissioners ; 
that they thought the adoption of the Act under considera- 
tion a wise thing for the Town to do, and that said County 
Commissioners would be in accord with such action. 

Voted. To proceed to ballot on Article 2. 
There were twenty-five ballots cast as follows: Yes, 12; 
No, 13. 

Voted. To dissolve at 8 p. m. 
Attest : 

GEO. T. TILL, 

Toien Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S STATISTICS— 1892. 



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TOWN CLERK'S STATISTICS, 
1892. 

BIRTHS RECORDED. 

Males. 32: Females, 32; Total, 64. 

In January, 4: February, 8 ; March, 3: April, 5; May 5 ; 
June. 3: July, 6: August. 5; September, 6; October, 3; 
November, 4: December, 8: reported too late for 1891, 4. 

Nativity of Father^. — Massachusetts, 41: Maine, 6: New 
Hampshire, 4: New York, 2 : Nova Scotia, 4: Prince Edward 
Island. 3: England. 2: Scotland and Cape Breton, 1 each. 

Xativity of Mothers. — Massachusetts, 33; Nova Scotia, 7; 
Ireland, 5: Maine. 4: New Hampshire, 3; Prince Edward 
Island. 2: New Brunswick. 2 : Connecticut, Iowa, Wisconsin, 
Pennsylvania. 1 each: Canada, Newfoundland, Scotland, 
England, 1 each. 

Fathers born in Swampscott, 15: Mothers, 9. 

MARRIAGES RECORDED. 40. 

In January, 1 : February, 3 : March, 2 : April, 3 : May, 4 ; 
June, 4: July, 2: August. 4: September. 2: October, 6: 
November, 4: December, 5. 

Nativity of Grroonu. — Massachusetts, 25: Maine, 3: New 



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TOWN CLERK'S STATISTICS— 1892. 



Hampshire, 2 ; New York, Illinois, 1 each : Canada, 3 ; Nova 
Scotia, 2 ; Prince Edward Island, England and Ireland, 1 each. 

'Nativity of Brides. — Massachusetts, 17 : Maine, 5 ; New 
Hampshire, 3 ; Rhode Island, New York, Georgia, 1 each ; 
Nova Scotia, 5 ; Prince Edward Island, Ireland, 2 each ; Can- 
ada, Cape Breton, New Brunswick, 1 each. 

Occupation of G-roomn. — Shoe Workers, 6; Carpenter 4; 
Salesman, 3: Hotel Keeper, 3; Shoe Manufacturer, 2; Ex- 
pressman, 2 ; Mason, Leather Cutter, Fish Dealer, Fisherman, 
Editor, Wheelwright, Machinist, Physician, Teamster, Assay- 
ist. Chemist, Engraver, Morocco Dresser, Coachman, Milk 
Dealer, Shipwright, Druggist, Lawyer, Painter, Merchant, 

1 each. 

DEATHS RECORDED. 

Males, 21; Females, 35; Total, 56. 

In January, 6; February. 3; March. 7 ; April, 4; May, 3 ;. 
June, 8; July, 5; August, 4; September, 5; October, 2; 
November, 5; December, 4. 

Under five years, 17 ; 5 to 10, 1; 20 to 30, 5; 30 to 40. 3; 
40 to 50, 4; 50 to 60, 6 : 60 to 70, 8; 70 to 80, 5; 80 to 90, 
6; 90 to 100, 1. 

Causes. — Lung Diseases, 11 ; Still Born, 6 : Old Age. 6 ; 
Premature Birth, 5: Cancer, 4; Brights Disease, Tumor, 
Heart Disease, 3 each ; Bronchitis, Accidental, Child Birth,. 

2 each ; Spinal Disease, Apoplexy, Diptheria, Cholera Infan- 
tum, Vomiting, Dentition, Paralysis, Debility, Alcoholism, 1 
each. 

70 Years of age and over. — John B. Harris, 89 yrs., 8 mo., 
16 days. Old Age; Elizabeth Galeucia, 84 yrs., 4 days, Old 



TOWN CLERK'S STATISTICS— 1892. 



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Age; Rebecca D. Bryant, 79 yrs., 8 mo., 20 days, Brights 
Disease; William A. Bartlett, 81 yrs., 3 days, Disease of 
Spine: Abigail C. Bunting, 87 yrs., 9 mo.. Congestion of 
Lungs; Sarah Cokeley, 72 yrs., 11 mo., Bronchitis; John P. 
Farmer, 82 yrs., 4 mo., 23 days, Brights Disease; Bethuel 
Wiley, 76 yrs., 9 mo., Rheumatism, Old Age; Samuel Hor- 
ton, 71 yrs., 10 mo., 1 day. Heart Disease; Lucinda Roberts, 
73 yrs., 8 mo.. Cancer ; Thomas B. Pedrick, 83 yrs., 4 mo., 21 
days, Old Age; Nabby L. Farrington, 90 yrs., 3 mo., 4 days. 
Old Age. 

DOGS LICENSED. 

Males, 119; Females, 22; Total. 141. 

GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 



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LIST OF JURORS-1893. 



LIST OF JURORS, 
1893. 

Prepared by the Selectmen for the consideration of the Town, 
at the Annual Town Meeting, to be held Monday, March 20, 1893. 



^DAMS, JOHN I. 
ALBREE, JOHX 
ANDREWS, ISAAC H. 
ASHTOX, ELLIOT M. 
AUSTIN, GUSTAYUS 
BASSETT, JOSEPH 
BLANCH ARD, HORACE W. 
BLANEY, WILLIAM R. 
BULFINCH, H. GUSHING 
BURNHAM, ELI H. 
CARR, SILAS B. 
CARROLL, MICHAEL P. 
COLLINS, W. HENRY 
COREY, ALONZO 
DELANO, GILBERT 
EARP, WILLIAM G. 
ELDRIDGE, ZIBA 
FAR WELL, JOHN H. 
FREEMAN, GEORGE L. 
GALEUCIA, NATHANIEL 
GILBERT, GEORGE E. 



HARRIS, CHARLES E. 
HARRIS, NATHAN M. 
HORTON, JEREMIAH L. 
INGALLS, SAMI^EL O. 
JENNISON, JOSEPH R. 
KING, CHARLES H. 
KNOWLTON, DANIEL F. 
LEIGHTON, LYMAN P. 
MARSHALL, LUTHER H. 
MOTT, JAMES A. 
NEWCOMB. NOAH R. 
PARKER, SAMUEL R. 
PETTINGELL, SAMUEL J. 
PHILLIPS, LEONARD H. 
THING, FRANCIS C. 
RICH, THOMAS P. 
ROGERS, JOHN A. 
ROWELL, ARTHUR W. 
SEGER, WILLIAM 
THOMAS, EDWARD H. 
WARDWELL, EBEN N. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN— 1892-1893. 



57 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of Swazvipscott : — 

Again it is our pleasure, as it is our official duty, to lay 
before the citizens of Swampscott a rescript of our transac- 
tions for thQ year now di*awing to a close. We feel that 
we can the better do this as the past year has been one 
of prosperity to all. The interests of the town have been 
well guarded. The appropriations entrusted to our charge 
have been judiciously expended, as will appear on reference 
to the reports of the different depaitments hereto presented. 
Many subjects of ^*ital interest to the town haye received 
our undivided attention. Our views of most of these have 
been fully set forth in previous reports, and we do not feel it 
necessary to reiterate them, trusting to the judgment of an 
enlightened community who must decide these important 
questions for themselves. 

Progress dominates the present age in all that goes to 
make a community prosperous, and should be the fii'st article 
of faith in the catechism of the public officer. Progress when 
made in a town is as great a factor as when made in a large 
city, and what would be the fate of either if it ignored this 
governing principle. Liberality or parsimony in judicious 
expenditure influences public feeling, and has its weight on 
future greatness or littleness of a competing municipality 
such as Swampscott surely is at this time, when every town, 



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hamlet and inlet on the North Shore is putting forth its 
greatest effort to entice the summer visitor within its border. 
The greatest factors in accomplishing this are good school 
houses, good roads, with wide avenues, good churches, well 
lighted streets, well policed, and accommodating officials who 
make every effort to make the visitor fully satisfied in loca- 
ting with us. The want of these would give us a certain 
forced isolation, and a sense of injury to our otherwise fu- 
ture progress. 

Humphrey Street Improvement.— In connection with 
this line of reasoning we wish to call attention to the im- 
provement just completed on Humphrey Street, commonly 
called the Swamp Road, one which fully emphasizes all we 
have said above. The laying out and grading of Huron 
Street, from Pine Street to the Lynn line, already accom 
plished, and the acceptance of Ontario Street to be acted 
upon at our next annual town meeting will open up much 
needed territory, and add no little to our tax list, 

BuRRiLL Street Railroad Crossing. — The abolition 
of the grade crossing of the Boston & Maine Railroad Co. 
tracks on Burrill Street, may be considered as practically 
accomplished and the construction of the bridge will be com- 
menced early in the spring. 

Stacey's Brook Outfall. — The long contemplated out- 
fall for Stacey's Brook so much needed has at last been ac- 
complished, and so far has realized all that its advocates 
predicted. The outlet at no time has been obstructed by 
the action of the sea, nor is such a result feared in the future. 
The territory bordering the brook has on account of this im- 
provement, been better drained, thus adding to the health, 
convenience and future prosperity of its immediate locality, 
as well as to the general improvement of the shore. The 
lateness of the season prevented us from completing the 
straightening of the brook, as contemplated, to facilitate the 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN— 1892-1893. 



59 



better flow of water, which can be better accomplished 
during the dry season of summer. 

Police. — The Police department of the town has been 
administered during the past year to the eminent satisfaction 
of the Selectmen, and we trust to that of our citizens gener- 
ally. The members of the force are gentlemen well known, 
and under their care and guidance we may all feel sure the 
safety and interests of the community will be well cared for 
in the future as in the past. These are no experimental evi- 
dences of what will result in the general principle of pro- 
gress. 

Widening of Humphrey Street. — At the annual town 
meeting the Selectmen were instructed to petition the 
County Commissioners to widen and straighten Humphrey 
Street from the Lynn line to the hay scales. 

In compliance with the vote, the Selectmen immediateh^ 
brought this matter before the County Commissioners, who, 
on two occasions, at least, viewed the ground, giving two 
public and many informal hearings, after which they were 
unanimous in their determination not to undertake the 
work in behalf of the County, but advised the Selectmen to 
bring before the town for acceptance the act of the year 1891, 
which gives to the Selectmen powers concurrent with the 
County Commissioners over such matters within the limits 
of the town. 

Accordingly a special meeting of the voters was duly called 
and the matter laid before the meeting, which refused to ac- 
cept the act to give the Selectmen power to hear and deter- 
mine whether or not public convenience and necessity required 
the widening and straightening of this highway. It was our 
intention, had we been empowered so to do, to have issued 
immediately the legal notices for such hearing, as the law 
requires, and to have determined before the annual meeting 
whether or not such highway ought to be widened, the prob- 
able cost of such widening with definite recommendations 



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as to how money for such improvement might be secured. 

It is clear that the travel on this great thoroughfare is 
constantly increasing, that the value of land is likely to ad- 
vance and the construction of new buildings upon the street 
may at any time vastly increase the cost of making this im- 
provement. The Selectmen having asked the town to vest 
them with authority to deal with this question, and having 
been refused, now leave the matter in the hands of the town 
for such further action as it may see fit to take. 

Petition of Lynn & Boston Railroad Co. — A peti- 
tion has been presented by the Lynn & Boston Railroad Co. 
for the right to erect and maintain a double line of poles, one 
on each side of the street, together with the overhead wire 
system over Humphrey Street from the Lynn to the Marble- 
head line. The street over which this privilege is desired is 
one of our most important business streets as well as a pleas- 
ure drive, the only thoroughfare through a portion of our 
town, already too narrow for its present use. To add to this 
the electric system with its cars driven at a rate of speed to 
make the proposed quick time is a matter which every one 
should carefully consider before deciding in favor, for the 
simple asking. At a public hearing on the subject, where it 
Avas stated by the officials of the road that no additional 
tracks or turnouts would be required, the sense of the meet- 
ing was tested by vote, a majority of those voting were in 
favor of the petition, provided the Railroad Company would 
pay to the town a portion of the cost of street widening. 
Communications were received from several large tax payers 
of the same nature. Numerous interviews have been held 
with the railroad officials, who decline to pay for the privi- 
lege alone, or any part of the street widening, unless they are 
allowed to double-track Humphrey Street from their stable to 
the junction of Burrill Street, a proposition we decline to 
entertain under any consideration, and are of the unanimous 
opinion that their petition should not be granted unless the 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN— 1892-1893. 6 1 



Railroad Company comply with such terms as may be deemed 
reasonable. 

A bill is now pending before the Legislature allowing such 
charges to be made as will be deemed advisable for the best 
interests of the public at large with a view for revenue to the 
city or town treasury. 

Essex Street Extension. — A petition was also received 
for the extension of tracks with the electric system over 
Essex Street to the Salem line. A public hearing on the 
matter was given, which was fully attended, no objection 
was offered, the petition was granted and a side location was 
given. The difficulties mentioned in the case of Humphrey 
Street do not exist on this street, as the road with the excep- 
tion of the railroad bridge is of ample width, giving plenty of 
room for all travel ; a change of grade was necessitated by 
the laying of* tracks. Considerable blasting will have to be 
done. A special appropriation of twelve hundred dollars is 
recommended, to be used in blasting and regrading this 
street. 

Petition of Messrs. Porter and King.- -A petition 
has been received from the abutters upon the town lot on 
New Ocean Street, asking the town to build an embankment 
wall so that they can fence and maintain their property line. 
They complain that the removal of the gravel and the conse- 
quent caving of the banks is causing serious inroads to be 
made upon their estates, — they have asked the town several 
times to remedy the matter, they now make a final appeal; 
some action should be taken on this matter by the town. 
The removal of the remaining gravel to be used upon the 
streets would be valuable, as well as the large amount of 
room which would be acquired and is very much needed in 
the rear of the Engine House. It is recommended that the 
petition be granted and an appropriation of $800 be made to 
carry out the work. 



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FINANCIAL. 

The total indebtedness at the commencement of the 



year was ^42,333 32 

Borrowed (Water Loan) 4,000 00 



$46,333 32 

Notes paid 8,833 33 



Present town debt $37,499 99 

In accordance with Article 2, Section 3, of the By-Laws, 

after consultation with the different Boards, we recommend 
i;he following amounts for the several departments : 

Selectmen Department $4,300 00 

Highway Department 5,500 00 

Public Schools 11,500 00 

Health Department 1,500 00 

Poor Department 2,500 00 

Fire Department 3,500 00 

Police Department 2,300 00 

Sidewalks 1,000 00 

Concrete and Curbstones ..... 700 00 

Cemetery Department 400 00 

Town Hall (and Receipts) 400 00 

Library (Dog Tax and Receipts) .... 400 00 

Memorial Day 100 00 

Catch Basins and Paved Gutters .... 300 00 

Care Monument Lot 25 00 

Water Rates 600 00 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Aid 200 00 

Interest and Discount 2,500 00 

State Tax, (estimated) 4,235 00 

County Tax, (estimated) 4,952 28 

Repairs Essex Street 1,200 00 

Retaining Wall, Town Lot, New Ocean Street . 800 00 

Street Crossings . 400 00 

Building Ontario Street . .... 700 00 

Street Lighting 6,400 00 



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63 



Extension of Rockland Street. — A petition has again 
been received for the extension of Rockland Street to Elm- 
wood Road. It will be seen by reference to the Annual 
Report for the year ending February, 1891, that a committee 
appointed on this subject reported adversely by reason of 
the large outlay required, ($5,800). Since that time the 
cost of the proposed improvement has been increased by the 
building of Mr. Kitfield's house, causing the street to run di- 
agonally across his remaining land, making it unfit for the 
purpose for which he purchased it, also necessitating the 
turning around of Mr. Delano's house, to which he decidedly 
objects. Mrs. Stone also objects to the taking of any of her 
land. As the conditions are not as favorable to the town as 
they were in 1891, or the demands for the street more imper- 
ative, the Selectmen have no hesitation in endorsing the re- 
port of the former committee, that the town take no further 
action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

AARON R. BUNTING, ) Selectmen 
JOHN H. FARWELL, \ of 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER, ) Swampscott. 

SwAMPSCOTT, Mass., Feb. 27, 1893. 



64 REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of Swampscott : — 

Your present School Board have come to their place of 
trust at a confessedly responsible, and difficult period — a 
transitory period — a period in which our town is growing 
rapidly in its school population ; a period when there is pres- 
sing upon us from all sides the abounding vitality of the pub- 
lic school idea ; when the spirit of progress is knocking at our 
doors and asking admission ; when a new school house, repre- 
senting a new order of things, is demanding by the inevita- 
ble logic of events that it may supplant the old school house 
representing the old order of things ; when we feel the claims 
of the rising generation, who will tarry with us for what we 
can give to them, or who will go elsewhere for what we fail 
to provide. 

" New occasions teach new duties." We, as a school board, 
force no issue, we simply present an issue which confronts 
us and for which we are in no wise responsible, but which 
we hope to meet wisely and successfully for the future 
growth and prosperity of our town. Our young people are 
feeling the thrill of a ^lew purpose, and a new life all around 
our borders. We must let this new life come into our bor- 
ders, or our best young life upon which our future hopes 
depend will go out from our borders and contribute to the 
prosperity of other communities to the impoverishment of 
our own. 

As a School Committee we trust we have the heart and the 
energy to do the right thing. Our work is a labor of love. 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 65 



We see an opportunity to greatly increase the permanent 
population of our town with a citizenship that will add to 
our elements of strength by providing such general facilities 
as are found all around us and such extra facilities as our 
natural advantages afford. We need that sympathetic re- 
sponse from the community in all our honest efforts, which 
will enable us to know the right thing, and that sustained 
effort which will help us to do the right thing. 

Morals and Discipline. — We believe that the morals 
and discipline of our schools are improving with a steadiness 
that entitles us to a just satisfaction. Our teachers are very 
properly making high character and aim of greater impor- 
tance than high scholarship, and cleanliness of speech and 
thought are even more earnestly inculcated than cleanliness 
of person and apparel. Special efforts are made to develop 
the moral sense of the pupils. 

Truancy and Tardiness. — Truancy has not been as 
common an offense the past year as in years previous. Pat- 
rons of the school should welcome the truant officer, for his 
duties are performed not only in the interest of the youth, 
but in obedience to the law which also makes it obligatory 
that parents shall render assistance. 

Every possible effort and device which ingenuity can sug- 
gest is exercised in behalf of regularity and promptness of 
attendance, and we solicit the co-operation of parents in this 
respect. 

The severe weather of the present winter, together with 
measles and other diseases, has co-operated with dilatoriness 
of parents and pupils in making a low record in this regard. 
Could parents appreciate the earnest efforts and commenda- 
ble ambition of the teachers to give the children the best 
training possible, they would feel that any failure to keep 
their children regularly and promptly at school would seem 
almost ungrateful if not cruel to the teachers whose patience 
is often sorely tried by absentees and tardy scholars. It is 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 



unfortunate that one careless child or parent should spoil the 
record of a whole school. In the B Grammer grade, presided 
over by Miss Hadley, we have a record of only six cases of 
tardiness for a term of sixteen weeks where the enrollment 
is 35. Our aim is that such a record maybe the rule and not 
the exception. 

It should be kept in mind that if we are to be law abiding 
citizens, our children are to be kept in school thirty weeks in 
the year, with onl}' two weeks of unexcused absence. 

Our Corps of Teachers. — It is mattei- for congratulation 
that there has been no change in our corps of teachers during 
tli^ past year, who are now employed by the tenure of office 
act, which retains them from year to year so long as their 
work proves satisfactory, thus saving the necessit}^ for re- 
employing them each year. We repeat the statement of last 
year, that they teach more weeks in the year for the same 
pay, and have fewer recesses for storms, than the teachers in 
many surrounding towns. 

Miss Susie S. Harris, though not a regular teacher, has 
done so much substituting and has done it so well, as to be 
worth}^ of special mention. 

Miss Hutt, one of our own graduates, is fulfilling the prom- 
ise which she gave when she first entered upon her work last 
year. 

There has been more detention of teachers by sickness 
during the past year than was the case the year previous, and 
this calls our attention to what was said last year as regards 
ventilation and sanitation: 

''As civilization advances, both children and adults grow 
more and more sensitive as to bad air and inferior sanitation. 
The modern improvements in public buildings along these 
lines are such as must sooner or later compel some positive 
changes in our school buildings. Both teachers and pupils 
have often prosecuted their work under the disadvantages of 
bad headaches and colds. 

There are ventilating appointments now which do not 
necessitate the raising or the lowering of windows, thus sub- 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 67 



jecting some one to a cold draught, in order that the school 
at large may breathe pure air. In modern school buildings 
the sanitaries are often placed in the basement, which base- 
ment has hard cement bottom and affords a light and airy 
place for play ground in stormy weather. Proper and pleas- 
ant surroundings are an important feature in securing a good 
education." 

Swampscott ought to cherish the commendable ambition 
of being as noted for her excellent people as for her beautiful 
scenery, and as our public school teachers are an important 
factor in bringing this about, they should have light and air 
and I'oom unstinted. Their surroundings should be every 
way pleasant, tasteful, and agreeable. 

Nature has done much for our town in the beauty she has 
lavished upon us. We are more indebted to natural scenic 
attractiveness for the fair name and prosperity of our town 
than to any other cause. Let man put his hand beside na- 
ture's hand, and let our new school building emphasize 
the fact that our citizens fully appreciate the real genius 
of our place, and the great source of our prosperit3^ 

Patriotism. — The flags now fl}- on all our school houses 
on pleasant days. This is in harmony with a custom which 
prevails throughout the country, a practice which tends to 
cherish the sentiment of patriotism. The children them- 
selves, almost without suggestion, contributed the money 
necessary to purchase the first flags. The School Board pro- 
vides the flag staff and replaces the flag when worn out. 

Columbus Day Avas celebrated in a manner which proved 
very acceptable to the people and creditable to the schools. 
Our teachers are wisely fostering the public spirit of their 
pupils by spending a little time each day in noting the pro- 
gress of current events. These exercises are always profit- 
able and often prove of a highly interesting character. 

Music and Drawing. — Our citizens have had opportu- 
nity to note the progress of our pupils in music by their sing 



68 REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1898. 



ing on graduating evening, Memorial Day, and Columbus 
Day. 

An Exhibition in Drawing, to be given at the Town Hall 
during the month of June, will afford an opportunity to wit- 
ness the progress made in this department. 

The tendency of instruction in these branches is not only 
to cultivate the finer qualities of the intellect, but to devel- 
op also the finer moral instincts. 

Supplies. — Our schools are above the average in other 
towns and cities in the completeness and variety of school 
supplies. Such is the testimony of the agents of the State 
Board of Education. A much needed popular encyclopedia 
has been furnished during the past jesiv. In this connection 
it should be noted that while the number of scholars has in- 
creased by more than sixty during the last three years, there 
has been no increased appropriation called for in that time. 
The equipment has improved and the average number of 
scholars has increased while the average cost of education 
per pupil has steadily decreased. 

A chemical apparatus and laboratory is still an unprovided 
but necessary requisite of a well equipped High School. 
This is impossible with our present building. A six-room 
school building is inadequate for our present needs and will 
much less accommodate them in the very near future. 

We have ample assurance that people are watching the 
action of the town in regard to public school matters, with a 
view to settling here, if ample and adequate school facilities 
are provided. We have been compelled to use the dingy and 
ill ventilated Primary Room at the Redington Street School 
for lack of ability to make any other arrangement, although 
a diligent effort was made. 

Cigarettes and Tobacco. — We are still unable to sup- 
press entirely, as should be done, this baneful habit. The 
frequent deaths reported, by the use of cigarettes, should 



69 



cause every parent to view the growth of tliis practice Avith 
great alarm. 

We again call attention to the statutes on this subject 
which are as follows: — 

CIGAKETTE8 AND TORACCO. 

Sectiox 1. Xo person shall sell any cigarette, snutt" or tobacco in any 
■of its forms to any person under sixteen years of age. 

Section 2. Xo person other than the minor's parent or guardian shall 
give any cigarette, snuft" or tobacco in any of its forms to any minor under 
sixteen years of age. 

Section o. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars. 

High School Graduates of '92. — Miss Susie S. Harris, 
of our last graduating class, has already been mentioned as 
having entered upon a field of successful work. Miss Mabel 
Estelle Ingalls entered in September, the Boston University, 
having before graduating, passed the entrance examinations 
without any conditions. James Hammar, a pupil of our 
High School for two years and a half, though not a graduate, 
left here to enter the Mass. Agricultural College, where he is 
doing good work. We wish more pupils would complete our 
course of study. The advantages are apparent. We are 
pleased to note that the present graduating class is much 
larger than for many years. 



70 REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 



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SCHOOL STATISTICS FOR 1892. 



SCHOOL. 


Number of sittings. 


Largest number of pupils at 
any one time. 


Number enrolled. 


Average age. 


Average number of pupils 
during winter term. 


Average number of pupils 
during spring term. 


Average number of pupils 
during fall term. 


Average attendance dur- 
ing winter term. 


Average attendance dur- 
ing spring term. 


Average attendance dur- 
ing fall term. 


Per (!ent. of attendance. 


Per cent, of tardiness. 


High 


40 


37 


30 


15.4 


34i 


25i 


341 


30 


22.5 


33J 


92 


If 


A Grammar 


45 


31 


30 


14.2 


28.8 


27 


28 


27.6 


26 


27 


96i 




B Grammar 


45 


35 


35 


14 


29^ 


29 


33 


27i 


27 


31^ 


94 






45 


46 


50 


13 


45 


40 


37 


42 


39 


34 








94| 




Pine St. Intermediate. 


54 


55 


55 


12 


51 


51 


.53 


47 


46 


51 


92 




Beacli Intermediate. . . 


56 


54 


41 


11 


39 


35 


52 


35 


34 


49 


94 


3 


Essex Street Primary. 


45 


51 


67 


8 


38 


44 


44 


33 


41 


41 


92 


f 


Pine Street Primary. . 


51 


42 


67 




33 


39 


38 


30 


37 


36 


93 


i 


Redington St. Primary 


40 


42 


53 


8.3 


38 


40 


34 


35 


38 


31 


92 


1 


Beach Primary ... 


58 


33 


40 


7.5 


29 


30 


26 


27 


28 


25 


94 


1 




24 


20 


25 


H 


18 


19 


18 


16 


17.2 


17 


92 


i 



Number enrolled in Town— Jan. 1893, 493 ; 1892,465; 1891,462; 1890,434. 



First year grade . . . 
Second j'ear grade . 
Third year grade . . . 
Fourth year grade . 



I No. 

68 
54 
49 
59 



No. 



Fifth year grade 46 

Sixth year grade 50 

Seventh year grade , 35 

Eighth year grade | 30 



72 REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 



ROLL OF HONOR. 



Pupils who have been neither 

ALFRED MacPHERSON, 
EDITH MARTIN, 
MAGGIE FINNEGAN, 
MILDRED M. HAWES, 
BESSIE STONE, 
JOHN RUSSELL, 



nor tardy during the year. 

M. LOUISE ASHTON, 
FLORENCE A. GOULD, 
EDITH P. HAWES, 
ALICE M. HILLIARD, 
LORETTA SMITH, 
LIZZIE M. CAHILL. 



SELECTED LIST. 



Pupils whose rank in all studies was above 85 per cent, promoted with- 
out examination. 



SUSIE S. HARRIS, 
MABEL E. INGALLS, 
HELEN L. WEEMAN, 
IDA F. BASSETT, 
NOWELL INGALLS, 
MAUDE F. ALDEN, 
MAY BROWN, 
ALICE HILLIARD, 
ERNEST KNOWLES, 

SADIE 



MABEL E. WHITE, 
RUTH A. IVERSON, 
JOSIE E. TWISDEN, 
MARION T. BULFINCH, 
E. WARNER COBURN, 
M. LOUISE ASHTON, 
EDITH GIBSON, 
LESLIE MERRITT, 
OLIVE PITMAN. 
COKLEY. 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 73 

SCALE OF SALARIES FOR TEACHERS. 
Grammar — 4 or more years' experience (maximum,) $550. 
Intermediate — 3 or more years' experience (maximum,) $500. 
Primary — 3 or more years' experience (maximum,) $450. 
Primary — 2 years' experience, $400. 
Primary — 1 year's experience, $3.50. 
Primary — No previous experience, $300. 



HOLIDAYS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR. 

Washington's Birthday. 
May Day. 
Memorial Day. 
17th of June. 
Labor Day. 

Thanksgiving recess, beginning Wednesday noon. 



CALENDAR FOR SCHOOL YEAR, 1893. 

Winter term 1893 begins Jan. 9 ; closes March 31. 
Spring term 1893 begins April 10; closes June 30. 
Fall term 1893 begins Sept. 5 ; closes Dec. 22. 
Winter term 1894 begins Jan. 8. 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-18^3. 



COURSE OF STUDY. 



FIRST YEAR -D. PRIMARY. 

Teach 300 words by aid of toys and reading from blackboard. 

Begin reading from books the fifth month. Read first 
- half of as many First Readers as possible. 
Spelling. — From the reading Lessons. 

Language. — Copy easy sentences from the board, object les- 
sons from familiar objects, correct errors in use of lan- 
guage. 

Arithmetic. — Numbers from 1 to 10, fractional parts, Roman 

numerals, use objects, lines, etc. 
Writing. — On slate and paper. 
Draioing. — On slates from solids, clay modelling. 
Geography. — Familiar objects about home, at school, out of 

doors, domestic animals, well-known birds, common insects, 

flowers, plants, etc. 
Music. — As directed by music teacher. 

SECOND YEAR.-C. PRIMARY. 

Reading. — Second half of five First Readers, and first half of 
four Second Readers, phonetic analysis. 

Spelling. — Oral and written spelling from reading and lan- 
guage lessons. 

Language. — First year's work continued. 

Arithmetic. — Numbers through 25, Roman numerals, original 
concrete problems by the pupils, fractional parts. 

Writing. — Tracing books, copy exercises from the board, 
writing selections from reading books and from dictation. 

Drawing. — From objects, clay modelling. 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1 89:i 



75 



Geography. — Familiar objects, houses, school-room, streets, 
buildings, neighborhood, a village, a city, cardinal points 
of compass, horizon, earth, land, air, et€. 

THIRD YEAR.-B. PRIMARY. 

Reading. — Last half of Second Readers, phonetic analysis. 
Spelling. — Oral and written, exercises dictated from reading 
lessons. 

Language. — Part I. Mary Hyde's Language Lessons, dicta- 
tion exercises. 

Arithmetic. — Numbers u> 100, use of common measures, Ro- 
man numerals, written arithmetic, four operations with no 
multiplier or divisor exceeding two figures, writing numbers 
through thousands, fractional parts, common measures. 

Writing. — With pen and ink. 

Drawing. — Prang No. 1 Drawing Book. 

Phydolygy. — Taught orally, the external f>arts of the body, 
hygiene. 

Greography. — Our town, our state, position, boundaries, plans, 
and maps, land and water in town and the state, parts of 
animals, vegetables, etc. 

History. — Stories, Holidays. 

M'mix;. 

FOURTH YEAR.-A. PRIMARY. 

Reading. — First half of six Third Readers, King's Geographi- 
cal reader. The Beginner's American History, phonetic 
analysis. 

Spellmg. — Harrington's Spelling Book. Part I. and from 
reading lessons and geography. 

Languxige. — Part I, Mary Hyde's Lessons. 

Arithmetic. — Mental arithmetic, written arithmetic, four 
operations, addition and subtraction of decimal and com- 
mon fractions. United States money, denominate numbers, 
elementary work with simple examples. 



76 REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE-1892-1893. 



Greography. — Studied from Globe in hands of pupil, the world 
as a whole, form, size, motions, hemispheres, zones, seasons, 
animals, plants, people, races, civilization, continent, 
oceans, position, form, size, etc.. North America, United 
States, our state. 

Drawing. — Prang No. 2 Drawing Book. 

Writing. — From copy book. 

Physiology. — Read Child's Health Primer, Talks on Hygiene. 

Sistory. — Stories. 

Music. 

FIFTH YEAR.-D. GRAMMAR. 

Reading. — Second half of six Third Readers, King's Geo- 
graphical Reader, The Beginner's American History, 
phonetic analysis. 

Spelling. — Part I, Harrington's Spelling Book, also from 
reading lessons and geography. 

Language. — Part II, Mary Hyde's Lessons. 

Arithmetic. — Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divis- 
ion of United States money, elementary fractions, tables of 
weights and measures, simple examples in percentage, 
factoring, multiples and compound numbers, simple exam- 
ples only are to be used. 

G-eography. — The Continents, form, size, extent. North 
America, United States, with special Geography of New 
England and our own state, map drawing. 

Writing. — From copy book. 

Drawing. — Prang No. 3 Drawing Book. 

Physiology. — Study Child's Health Primer. 

History. — Stories, Historical Reader. 

Music. 

SIXTH YEAR.-C. GRAMMAR. 

Reading. — Munroe's Fourth Reader, King's Geographical 
Reader, with other supplementary reading, phonetic anal- 
ysis. 



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Spelling. — Harrington's Spelling Book, Part II, also, from 

the reading, history, and geography lessons. 
Language. — Mary Hyde's Lessons Part III, letter writing, 

composition writing, declamations, selections from Whittier 

and Hawthorne. 
Arithmetic. — Fractions, reductions, weights and measures, 

simple examples in percentage and interest. 
G-eography. — Finish the United States, South America, map 

drawing. 

History. — The discoveries and settlements, abstracts on 
famous men. 

JPhysiology.— Skeleton and process of digestion, hygiene, 

effect of alcohol and narcotics. 
Writing. — From copy book. 
Draiving. — Prang No. 4 Drawing Book. 
Music. 

SEVENTH YEAR-D. GRADE. 

Reading. — Davis' Fourth Reader, with other supplementary 
reading. 

Spelling. — Harrington's Spelling Book, also from the Read- 
ing, History, and Geography lessons. 

Language. — Mary Hyde's Lessons, Part IV. Composition 
writing, bills, advertisements, and telegrams, declamations, 
selections from Longfellow and Irving. 

Arithmetic. — Compound numbers, percentage, interest. 

Geography. — Europe and Asia, map drawing. 

History. — French and Indian war. Revolutionary War, and 
the War of 1812. Abstracts on famous men. 

Physiology. — Muscles, respiration, circulation, effect of alco- 
hol and narcotics. 

Brawing. — Prang No. 5 Drawing Book. 

Writing. — From copy book. 

Music. 

EIGHTH YEAR.-A. GRADE. 

Reading. — Munroe's Fifth Reader and other supplementary 
reading. 



78 KEPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 



Spelling. — Graves' Spelling Book, also words from reading, 
geography, and history lessons. 

Language. — Grammar, written work, composition writing, 
declamations, selections from Holmes and Lowell. 

Arithmetic. — Banking, stocks and bonds, jDroportion, simple 
examples in square and cube root, reviews. 

Geography. — Completed and reviewed topically, 

Ejistory — Completed and reviewed topically. 

Physiology. — Nervous system, special senses, reviewed topi- 
cally. 

Drawing. — Prang No. 6 Drawing Book. 
Writing. — Copy Book. 
Music. 

HIGH SCHOOL. 

FIRST YEAR. 

Algebra, book-keeping, physical geography, Latin or English, 
study of Authors. 

SECOND YEAR. 

Geometer}^, arithmetic, botany, civil government, Caesar, or 
English, stud}^ of authors. 

THIRD YEAR. 

Physics and chemistry, Cicero, or English with history, 
French, study of authors. 

FOURTH YEAR. 

Astronomy and geology, or Virgil, English literature, French. 

English composition, declamation, drawing and music 
throughout the course. Course may be modified for pupils 
preparing for College or any other higher Institution. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM H. ROGERS, 
WILMOT R. HASTINGS, 
FRANK E. INGALLS, 

SwAMPSCOTT, Mass., Feb. 27, 1893. 



School 
Committee. 



REPORT OF TRUANT OFFICER— 1892-1893. 79 



REPORT OF TRUANT OFFICER, 
1892=1893. 



To THE School Committee of Swampscott : — 

As Truant Officer for the town I have made 18 calls, only 
three of these were found to be cases of truancy. The sever- 
ity used last year has seemed to have a most wholesome 
effect, and we may congratulate ourselves upon the regularity 
of the school attendance for the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES RODERICK, 



Swampscott, Mass., Feb. 27. 1893. 



Truant Officer. 



80 REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PROPOSED 



Report of Committee on Proposed New School 
Building, 1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens or Swajvipscott: 

The undersigned were appointed a committee to make in- 
quiries concerning the purchase of additional land and to re- 
port plans for a modern six-room school building on the old 
site. These plans are now on file at the Town Clerk's office 
as per instructions. 

Mrs. Wiley asks five thousand dollars for her place, and 
Mr. Richardson is unwilling to sell his land for any considera- 
tion. As a majority of your committee have done the work in 
harmony with instructions from the town rather than by 
the dictates of their own judgment, we herein submit to 
the citizens of Swampscott the following: 

We have carefully studied the school and school house 
problem in all its bearings. We have done this as faithful 
servants, that we might give a good account to the town. 

Future needs as well as present conditions have been con- 
sidered. In taking counsel of leading educational men in 
other towns we have done what all wise men are wont to do. 

We have visited outside to find what has proved highly 
satisfactory in other places, we trust the disposition to keep 
abreast the times in this age of progress, is a commendable 
one. It is only by so doing that we can foster a just local 
pride on the part of our youth. We shall thus stimulate 
their mental and moral progress. We shall thus keep them 
at home and secure for ourselves that credit for their educa- 
tion which is now being given to other towns. 

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SO rioted for her public schools as to increase her popularity 
thereby. We now invite attention to the following points : 

I. — The present High and Grammar School Building has 
been pronounced unsuitable by a committee of nine respon- 
sible men, including selectmen and school committee. 

Patrons of the school are emphatic in their protest against 
its continuance. 

State authorities have put upon it the seal of condemna- 
tion. The opinion is nearly or quite unanimous that repairs 
cannot make it suitable. 

II. — The town at an adjourned meeting last spring, instruc- 
ted that plans for a modern school building should be re- 
ported at the coming town meeting. Such plans are now on 
file at the Town Clerk's office, and present an economical and 
substantial building, suitable only for the present site. 

III. — We call attention to the fact that seven out of nine 
of the committee above alluded to, have expressed themselves 
as averse to building on the old site, unless the situation 
makes such procedure inevitable. 

IV. — Does the condition of things make such a procedure 
inevitable ? 

At the corner of Rockland and Highland streets there is 
a lot known as the Breed lot. Now let us note the points of 
contrast between the old site and the Breed lot. First com- 
pare the area of the two lots. The old site, when increased 
by the Wiley lot which must necessarily be purchased in 
order to make room for the proposed new building will con- 
tain 19,808 feet. The Breed lot contains 43,560 feet, or one 
acre. 

Second, let us compare cost. The old site as it is, will 
realize thirty-six hundred ($3,600) dollars. Mrs. Wiley asks 
five thousand ($5,000) dollars for her lot. 

We see therefore, that the old site with its necessary addi- 
tions will cost eighty-six hundred ($8,600) dollars. 

The Breed lot can be purchased for three thousand (13,000) 
dollars. Note the contrast: 



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Eighty-six liuiidred (18,600) dollars for only 19,808 feet, or 
three thousand (|3,000) dollars for 43,560 feet! 

V. — The Breed lot will of course entail some additional 
expense for grading. 

Contractor and architect stood together on that lot, last 
spring, and agreed that the building could be so placed there 
as to make the cost of grading amount to much less than 
would seem possible at first view. The contractor stated 
that a grade could be put upon the lot for one thousand 
($1,000) dollars that would give a fine effect. 

VI. — The Breed lot can be supplemented by as much land 
as may be thought necessary by purchasing from the adjoin- 
ing Swampscott land trust, at the rate of only five cents 
per foot, a suggestion which will at least bear careful 
consideration. 

VII. — The street in front of the present building is but 36 
feet wide, and the proposed plan gives us but 12 feet yard 
room in front of the new building, and comes within 12 feet 
of the abutting property on either side, a fact which is likely 
to give us less light and air in some parts of the new build- 
ing, than we now have in the old. 

Added to the above fact, is the greater liability from fire, 
owing to the proximity of a hay loft upon adjoining property. 

Contrast this congestion with the roomy and attractive 
frontage and elegant approaches which are possible with the 
more than doubled area of the Breed lot. 

VIII. — We see at once how much superior the Breed lot is 
in point of light, air and scenery. 

IX. — When the electric cars pass on Humphrey street, as 
ultimately they inevitably will, there must necessarily be far 
greater liability to accident and loss of life on the old site 
than on the Breed lot. 

X. — If we build on the old site, more than two hundred 
scholars must for months pursue their studies in the im- 
mediate rear of the uprising walls, subject to such darkness, 
straitness, noise, as will subject them to serious and even dan- 



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gerous disadvantages. On the Breed lot all this will be 
avoided. 

XI. — It may be agreed that in Lynn and Boston, school 
houses are built right on the street. This is not from choice 
surely, but from necessity. It calmot be claimed that we are 
under such necessity. Cities and towns are more and more 
providing resting places, breathing spots, parks and gardens, 
according to their ability. Where room is necessarily denied 
them, they are quick to avail themselves of every other possi- 
ble advantage. 

We are denied many of the advantages which cities possess, 
but let us not deny ourselves this great advantage of room, 
especiall}^ when it is offered to us at such cheap rates. 
Room, beauty, and attractive scenery are a chief part of our 
stock in trade. Let us make the most of them. We do great 
wrong to deny our children the light and air, and room and 
scenery Avhich Providence has so munihcentl}" provided. 
They spend a large part of the formative period of their lives 
in the school room. Let their surroundings be elevating and 
of pleasant memory. As a matter of fact, all over the coun- 
try, the people are, wherever they find it possible, providing 
ample grounds for their school buildings, with opportunities 
for planting trees. 

XII. — It may be objected that the Breed lot is too far to 
one side. Let us note : First, it is only four minutes walk 
from the present site. Second, there will not be two minutes 
difference between the old site and the Breed lot so far as 
the walk from the Lower Beach and Farms portion of the 
town is concerned. 

Third : In many cases the difference for children from the 
above mentioned portions of the town, favors the Breed lot 
by more than two minutes. 

Fourth: Of about one hundred houses which have been 
built during the last four years within the more central limits 
of the town, nearly seventy of them are within ten minutes 



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walk of the Breed lot, and every one of them is within 13 
minutes walk. 

If there is not already, there soon will be as many houses 
in our town situated nearer to the Breed lot than to the old 
site, so that there is every promise that the future growth of 
the town is to make the Breed lot the more central of the two 
proposed sites, 

XIII. — It may be objected that the Breed lot will necessi- 
tate the climbing of hills on the part of the children. Many of 
our children must now climb the same hills in going home from 
school, and the number of such must increase as time goes on 
because the future growth must necessarily be on the hills. 
Moreover nothing but the strong arm of the law can prevent 
the children from climbing the hills fifty times a day, in 
coasting time. 

W. M. ROGERS, ) School 
F. E. INGALLS, \ Committee. 

A. R. BUNTING, ) Board 
A. C. WIDGER, \ of 
J. H. FARWELL, ) Selectmen. 



SwAMPSCOTT, Mass., Feb. 18, 1893. 



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Report of Committee on Proposed New School 
Building, 1892=1893. 



niNORITY REPORT. 

To THE Citizens of Swampscott : — 

Inasmuch as the Special Committee appointed by the town 
was instructed to make terms for land adjacent to the pres- 
ent Grammar School lot, and to file suitable plans for a new 
building, to be erected thereon, the undersigned supposed 
that the duties of the committee ceased when these results 
were accomplished. It is, therefore, with considerable sur- 
prise he learns that a statement, signed by a majority of that 
body, and originally intended for private distribution in the 
form of a circular, is to be incorporated into the annual 
printed town documents, as the report of that committee. 
Let this fact be his apology for intruding upon the favor of 
his fellow-townsmen the following observations : — 

The town has twice decided, each time by a large majority, 
in favor of the present site. On this jjoint the advice of the 
committee was not sought. 

There is nothing new to present in favor of the Breed lot. 

Wh}^ is this land worth almost seven cents per foot, and 
adjoining land worth only five cents ? 

If we want much land for the money, why not get back 
still further into the woods ? 

Who has offered 83,600 for the old lot ^ 

To whom is it worth more than to the town ? 

The town has voted to keep it, and it is still the best avail- 
able for school purposes. 

Wouldn't the present winter be a charming season to en- 
joy the light and air *' and the " atti'active frontage and ele- 
gant approaches " of the Breed lot I 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. HASTINGS. 

Swampscott, Feb. 27, 1893. 



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REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of Swampscott : 

The year just closed finds the Library in its usual prosper- 
ous condition, about the usual number of new books have 
been added, (208) Avhich makes our collection 5,848 volumes. 
A large proportion of the books purchased are from works of 
fiction. This is necessarily the case, because of the somewhat 
limited means at our command for the general support of the 
Library, and after paying the running expenses, we do not 
feel that it is in justice to its patrons to lumber up our shelves 
with matter that but few of our people take enough interest 
in to read. We however, in our purchases, endeavor to 
select only the best of its kind, and as fast as Avorn out 
eliminate such as in our opinion are not first-class. 

A perusal of our acquirements the past year, will disclose 
the best works published in Biography, Travels and Science 
as well as fiction. 

In the matter of donations, our Library does not appear to 
be fortunate, and it occurs to us that great gains could be 
accomplished if citizens having books at home for which 
they have no use, would send them to the Library and result 
in a very good beginning in gifts to the Library. We are 
indebted to our representative Mr. Chas. T. Jackson for 
several documents published by the state of Massachusetts. 

Our circulation for the year has been 13,233 ; fines and 
catalogue sales amount to S22.00. 

Miss Honors the librarian, and assistants Masters Ingalls 
and Macpherson deserve a word of praise for their faithful 
attention to duty. 

JAMES E. PEASLEY, ) Trustees 
CURTIS V. MERRITT, ) of 
FRANK F. STANLEY, ) Lihrary. 

Swampscott, Mass., February IT, 1893. 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS— 1892-1893. 



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REPORT OF THE FIRE ENGINEERS, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Board of Selectmen: 

The Engineers herewith present their annual report for the 
year ending February 28, 1893. - 

APPARATUS AND LOCATION. 

Steamer, ladder-truck, hose wagon and hose-reel at engine 
house. New Ocean Street ; hose-reel and hose, Mountain 
Park; hose-reel and hose, Lynn & Boston Railroad Co.'s 
stable, Essex Street ; hose-reel and hose, D. P. Stimpson's 
stable, Redington Street ; hose-reel and hose, John Shepard's, 
Atlantic Avenue, and 400 feet hose at Washburn's stables, 
Orient Street. 

LOCATION OF BOXES. 

3. Corner Essex and Dan vers Streets. 

4. Boston & Maine flag station, Burrill Street. 

5. Engine house. New Ocean Street. 

6. Opposite Jeffers' Drug store, Humphrey Street. 

7. Corner Hillside Avenue and Cherry Street. 

8. Roy Street, Mountain Park. 

9. Corner Humphrey Street and Forest Avenue. 

12. Allen Rowe's, Humphrey Street. 

13. Hotel Preston, Atlantic Avenue. 

14. Corner Orient Street and Lincoln House Avenue. 

15. Opposite Washburn's stable. Orient Street. 

16. John Jeffries, Orient Street. 

17. Corner Highland and King Streets. 



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REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS— 1892-1893. 



FIRES AND ALARMS. 

May 10. Box 6, George E. Gilbert's store, Humphrey 
Street. Cause, breaking of lamp. 

May 12. Box 6, George E. Gilbert's store, Humphrey 
Street. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

July 20. Box 6, Kelley el' Grant's stable. Cause, boys 
with matches. 

September 21. Box 13. Hotel Preston, Atlantic Avenue. 
Cause unknown. 

November 7. Box 6. Arioch Wentworth's stable. Monu- 
ment Avenue. Cause unknown. 

December 5. Box 13. S. C. Healcl's residence, Atlantic 
Avenue. Cause, defective chimney. 

December 6. Box 5. William G. Earp's house, Burrill Street. 
Cause unknown. 

December 6. Box 5. Same house. 

Owing to the unsafe condition of the old hose wagon the 
engineers deemed it expedient to have the opinion of practical 
wagon builders as to its safety in carrying the heavy load re- 
quired. After being examined by three experienced men, 
the engineers were informed that the wagon was unsafe and 
unfit for service. Upon consultation with the Selectmen an 
order was placed with James B. Duffy, of Lynn, for the con- 
struction of a two-horse hose wagon, with all modern im- 
provements, for the sum of $450, he allowing $30 for the old 
wagon. That the new wagon combines all the elements of 
strength and is a thing of beauty in itself, all who have seen it 
will admit. Upon the purchase, by the town, of horses, it 
was deemed best to procure the old wagon, which was done 
at the price allowed ($50). 

When the appropriations were made at the annual town 
meeting, the engineers did not have in mind the expense for 
the care and feeding of horses and cost to properly fit up the 
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for the same. In addition to these items a phitform was built 
in the rear of the stable, also a wagon-shed adjoining the 
town store-house. 

These improvements, Avith hay and grain bills and the ser- 
vices of a man for the care of the horses, are the causes for 
the amount overdrawn in our department, which appears in 
the auditors' report of expenditures. 

The following proposition from Engineer Downing, chief 
of the fire department of the City of Lynn, we present for 
your consideration : 

Connect the fire alarm of our engine house with the new 
engine house in Lynn, which contains a chemical engine 
and is situated at the corner of Elsmere Place and Lewis 
Street. The expense of connecting the fire alarms to be 
divided equally between the City of Lynn and the Town of 
Swampscott. 

The chemical engine in Lynn to answ^er all alarms in Swamp- 
scott and the apparatus in Swampscott to answer alarms from 
two of the Lynn boxes, viz : box 57, Essex, near Tremont 
Street, and ho^ 82, Lewis, corner New Ocean Street, both of 
these boxes being near the division line between Lynn and 
Swampscott. 

A petition has been presented to the Selectmen, to be in- 
serted in the warrant for the annual town meeting, asking 
that a fire alarm striker be connected with the bell on the 
Congregational church, Blaney Street. 

The engineers are of the opinion that if this striker should 
be placed on the church bell that it would be of great utility 
in giving the firemen additional means of hearing alarms, as 
frequently the bell at the Town Hall cannot be heard in all 
sections of the town, on account of strong currents of wind 
conveying the sound in other directions, also that the box 
number could be more easily counted in this locality, and in 
the event of the striker at the Town Hall not being in work- 
ing order, would be an additional means of giving a general 
alarm. 



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REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS— 1892-1893. 



Below we present the following recommendation for your 
consideration : — 

First, we recommend the location of a fire-alarm box on; 
the Mudge Estate, at junction of Sheridan, Andrew and 
Farragut roads ; also a box opposite^the Phillips' Beach Sta- 
tion of the Boston & Maine Railroad Co., and that the sum of 
$125 be appropriated for this purpose. 

Second, that the town place a fire-alarm striker on the 
Congregational Church, Blaney Street, and that the sum of 
$225 be appropriated for same. 

Third, that the town purchase one thousand feet of hose, 
estimated price, 65 cents per foot, and that an appropriation 
for the same be made. 

We trust that our recommendations will meet with your 
approval. 



Respectfully submitted. 



CHARLES K. ROBERTS, 
GEORGE P. CAHOON, 
DAVID H. PRATT, 




SwAMPScoTT, Feb. 17, 1893. 



HORSES FOR FIRE APPARATUS -1892-1893. 



91 



Report of Committee to Purchase Horses for 
Fire Apparatus. 



To THE Citizens of Swampscott: — 

The undersigned who were appomted as such committee, 
respectively submit the following report : 

We have purchased five horses, two for use on Steamer 
One, two for the Hose Wagon, and one for the Ladder Truck. 
They have been used on the several pieces of apparatus, and 
been found well adaptedfor the work. We wouldrecommend 
that carts and suitable harnesses be purchased and that the 
Engineers co-operate with the Superintendent of Streets in 
the use of the horses upon the highways; by so doing the ex- 
penditure will be one of profit as well as of protection to our 
town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. K. ROBERTS,) 

A. C. WIDGER, } Committee. 

A. R. BUNTING, ) 

Swampscott, Mass., Feb. 27, 1893. 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH— 1892-1893. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of Swampscott : 

The Board of Health respectfully submit the following 
report : 

During the past year we have received and investigated 
all complaints brought to our notice, and have official notice 
of seventeen cases of contagious diseases: nine (9) of scarlet 
fever, six (6) of typhoid fever and two (2) of diptheria, one 
of which proved fatal. During the past year we have been 
put to considerable trouble by citizens not being prompt in 
notifying us of contagious diseases, as required by law. 

The collecting of offal has been carried on the same as last 
year. 

The manner in which the beaches have been kept has 
given general satisfaction ; except the lower beach where 
there are several cesspools and privies that should be re- 
moved from the beach. The residents along King's Beach 
had considerable trouble the first of the year, from the over- 
flowing of their cesspools, caused by the surface water filling 
them. After considerable discussion in relation to what 
should be done to dispose of it, they decided to provide ex- 
tra cesspools to receive the overflow. 

The Board suggest that the citizens be as prompt in clean- 
ing up their premises, as they were last year, and also to 
follow out the Health Regulations of the town. 

JOHN I. ADAMS, ) Board 
EDWIN F. WILEY, \ of 
JOSEPH W. GLASS, ) Health. 

SwAMPScoTT, Mass., February 27, 1893. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH— 1892-1893. 



93 



Health Regulations of Town of Swampscott. 



The following Regulations have heen adopted by the Board of 
Health : 

Sectiox 1. The owner, agent or occupant, having- care of any tene- 
ment used as a dwelling-house, shall furnish the same with sufficient 
drain, under ground, to carry off the waste water ; and also with a suit- 
able privy, sufficient for the accommodation of all who may use it. 

Sect. 2. All vaults or privies shall be so constructed that the inside 
of the same shall be at least two feet distant from the line of every ad- 
joining lot or street, and the same shall be kept tight ; nor shall the con- 
tents of any vault be allowed to accumulate within twelve inches of the 
even surface of the ground, or otherwise become offensive. 

Sect. 3. All waste water shall be conveyed through sufficient drains, 
under ground, to a common sewer, or to such reservoir, sunk under 
ground, as shall be approved by the Board of Health, and no person 
shall suffer any waste or stagnant water to remain in any cellar, or upon 
any lot or vacant ground, by such person owned or occupied. 

Sect. 4. Whenever, upon due examination, it shall appear to the 
Board of Health that the number of persons occupying any tenement 
or building in the town is so great as to be the cause of nuisance or sick- 
ness, or the source of filth; or that any tenement or building is not 
furnished with vaults constructed according to the pro\isions of the 
regulations, or with sufficient privies, or drains under ground for waste 
water, or from any cause has become unfit for habitation, they will 
thereupon issue their notice in writing to such persons, or any of them, 
requiring them to remove and quit such tenement or building within 
such time as they shall deem reasonable. 

Sect. 5. No person shall throw or put into any public place, or pond, 
or running stream or body of water, or in any other place where the 
Board of Health may deem it a nuisance, any dead animal, dirt or rub- 
bish whatsoever, nor shall any person throw into or upon any flats or 
tide water within the jurisdiction of the town, any dead animal, filth or 
offensive matter. 

Sect. 6. Xo person shall erect or maintain, within the limits of the 
town, any building or structure used for a slaughter house, or for the 
manufacture or refining of kerosene oil or soap, the trying out of lard, 
the business of tallow chandler, or the tanning, dressing or coloring of 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH— 1892-1893. 



leather or skins, or any other noxious or oft'ensive trade, or exercise or 
carry on such trade, business or employment, without a license from the 
Board of Health, defining a place for the same, and any such license 
may at any time be revoked. 

Sect. 7. No person shall collect any house offal or night soil within 
limits of the town without a license from the Board of Health. 

Sect. 8. No person shall bring into the town for sale any diseased, 
putrid, stale or unwholesome meat, vegetables or provisions. 

Sect. 9. No person shall burn, boil or decompose in the town any 
bones or other refuse parts of meat cattle or other animal, without a 
a license from the Board of Health. 

Sect. 10. No person shall keep any swine within the limits of the 
town without a license from the Board of Health. 

Sect. 11. Any person sick with the small-pox, scarlet fever, 
diphtheria, membraneous croup, together with all persons in attend- 
ance upon him, will be subject to the control of the Board ; and no per- 
son shall enter or leave a house wherein any person is or has been sick 
with the disease, or in any way come in contact with the inmates of 
such house, except by permission of the Board. 

Sect. 12. All persons are warned not to approach a house or the sur- 
rounding premises whereupon is displayed either a health card, a red 
flag by day or a red light by night. 

Sect. 13. When a householder knows that a person within his family 
is taken sick of small-pox, scarlet fever, measles, diphtheria, mem- 
braneous croup, typhoid fever, or any other disease, dangerous to the 
public health, he shall immediately give notice thereof to the Board of 
Health. 

Sect. 14. When a physician knows that anj^ person whom he is 
called to visit is infected with small-pox, scarlet fever, measles, 
diphtheria, membraneous croup, typhoid fever, or any other disease dan- 
gerous to the public health, he shall immediately give notice thereof to 
the Board of Health. 

Sect. 15. No child from any family or house infected with scarlet 
fever, measles, diphtheria, small-pox, or membraneous croup shall be per- 
mitted to attend school without a permit from the Board of Health. 

Sect. 16. The bodies of all persons dying of small-pox, scarlet fever, 
diphtheria, membraneous croup, typhus or typhoid fever, must be imme- 
diately disinfected and placed in a tight coffin, which shall not be re- 
opened. No certificate of death from either of the above-named diseases 
will be endorsed by the Board of Health until above regulations have 
been complied with. In above cases no public funeral will be allowed 
without permission from the Board of Health. 



REPORT OF BOA.RD OF HEALTH-1892-1893. 



95 



Sect. 17. Notice of domestic animals or cattle suffering with con- 
tagious disease, or suspected of suffering from contagious disease, shall 
immediately be given to the Board of Health by those having the charge 
of such animals or cattle. 



EXTRACT FROM THE TOWN BY-LAWS. 

AKTICLE A'll. 

Sect. 6. The contents of any sink, cesspool, or privy shall only be 
removed in a vehicle effectually covered and water-tight, and the same 
shall not be emptied on any beach or into the sea adjacent to any beach 
in the town, but shall be carried in such cart and disposed of in the 
earth or otherwise as the Board of Health may by rules provide, but 
apart from dwelling houses. 

Sect. 26. No person shall put or cause to be put into any catch basin 
m the highway any filth, sewerage, slops or dirty water. 

JOHN I. ADAMS, ) Board 
EDWIN F. WILEY, \ of 
JOSEPH W. GLASS, ) Health. 

Swampscott, February 28, 1893. 



96 REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF PROVISIONS— 1892-1893. 



Report of Inspector of Provisions, Animals, etc. 
1892=1893. 



To THE Board of Selectmen : 

I herewith present the first annual report as the Inspector 
of Cattle, Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables, the position to 
which I was appointed by you under Chapter 195, Acts of 
1892. 

First inspection took place between July 18, and Aug. 15, 
1892. Second inspection between Oct. 25, and Nov. 1, 1892. 
Third inspection between Jan. 26, and Feb. 1, 1893. 

I find whole number of cows kept for production of milk, 142. 
Number kept in other towns, with milk sold in Swampscott by 
owners, 63. Number found diseased or in an unhealthy con- 
dition and sale of milk prohibited, 4. 

Number of meat and provision stores, 5, wagons 1. Fish, 
markets, wholesale and retail, 3, wagons 3. 

Number of peddlers detected offering for sale decayed or un_ 
healthy fruit or vegetables, and made to leave the town with 
their load, 3, viz : one each of strawberries, bananas and 
potatoes. Places for slaughter of cattle and hogs, 1. 

Not being able to obtain the necessary blanks and instruc- 
tions from the State Commission until July 17, the first tour 
of inspection was delayed until July 18, 1892, the law re- 
quiring inspection to be made at intervals not exceeding- 
three months. 

I find the cows as a general thing well kept, stables clean, 
and well ventilated. 

I have inspected provision stores and fish markets at short 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF PROVISIONS— 1892-1893. 



97 



intervals and in no instance have found any tainted meat or 
fish or found any odor showing that such might exist, which 
shows that the food used in Swampscott is of the highest 
grade. 

The Slaughter-house is situated in Upper Swampscott and 
used mostly for slaughtering hogs, in cold weather only. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE NEWHALL, Inspector. 

Swampscott, February 7, 1893. 



98 REPORT OF MILK INSPECTOR— 1892-1893. 



REPORT OF niLK INSPECTOR, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of S wampscott : 

Herewith I submit my report as Milk Inspector for the 
year ending February 28, 1893. The receipts for 12 licenses- 
amounting to six(f6.00)dollars has been paid to the Treasurer. 

The proper Inspection of the milk sold in our Town appears 
to me a subject of considerable importance, and one in which 
our citizens should co-operate with the Inspector in a rigid 
enforcement of the statutes of the Commonwealth upon this 
question, with fairness to the licensees and justice to the 
public. 

The number of licenses granted by the Inspector was 12, 
viz: 



Williard F. Lewis 
John E. Chase 
Martin Enholm 
James F. Brown 
Frank Newhall 
James Bryson 
M. Tyler Roberts 
Allen S. Howe 
Amasa A. Lombard 
Peabody 

Richard V. Bessom 
Stephen A. Randall 



.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 



$6.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES E. HARRIS, Milk Inspector. 



SwA]viPSCOTT, February 2, 1893. 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS— 1892-1893. 99 



Report of the Superintendent of Streets, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Board of Selectmen : 



Stone, gravel and crush stone used on streets as follows : 



Name of street. 


No. loads gravel. 


No. loads stone and crush stone. 


Atlantic avenue 


. 825 


240 


80 


Burrill street 


. 60 


15 


17 


Beach avenue 


5 






Blaney street 


. 50 


5 




Columbia street 


5 






Essex street 


. 388 


97 


50 


Humphrey street 


. 560 


225 


75 


New Ocean street 


20 


5 




Mostyn street 


. 47 






Orient street 


. 78 




10 


Pine street 


. 10 


6 




Rockland street 


4 






Salem street 


. 218 


100 


25 


Thomas road 


. 18 


12 




Rock avenue 


6 








2294 


705 


257 


Stone, gravel and crush stone used 


on sidewalks as follows : 


Name of street. 


No. loads gravel. 


No. loads stone and crush stone. 


Atlantic avenue 


. 15 


5 




Burrill street 


. 25 


10 


4 


Blaney street 


. 10 




5 


Cherry street 


. 28 


9 




Essex street 


. 90 


15 


20 



1 00 REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS— 1892-1893. 



Name of street. No. loads gravel. No. loads stone and crush. 

Humphrey street . . .236 125 75 

New Ocean street ... 25 5 

Orient street . .122 20 
Redington street . . .15 

566 189 104 

Gutter scrapings removed from the following streets, viz. : 

Name of street. No. loads, 

Atlantic avenue ........ 5 

Burrill street 37 

Blaney street 15 

Columbia street . . . . . . . .11 

Essex street 10 

Hillside avenue 20 

Humphrey street 215 

Highland street . . . 11 

King street .5 

New Ocean street 12 

Orient street 78 

Pine street .20 

Redington street 7 

Phillips street 5 

Rock avenue . 3 

Rockland street ......... 5 

Rose street 5 

Thomas road 7 

"Woodbine avenue 5 



476 

Gutter scrapings used as follows : 

Name of street. No. loads. 

Humphrey street sidewalk improvement .... 230 

George Heath 46 

Pine street school house 150 

Salem street ......... 30 

Cherry street sidewalks . . . . . . .20 



476 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS— 1892-1893. 



101 



Humphrey Street Improveivient. — Removed 710 loads 
of loam from ledges and used on same for filling. 

Essex Street. — Removed 127 loads gravel from Lynn 
& Boston Railroad Co., and used for sidewalks on same. 

Removed from Essex Street 96 loads gravel and stone used 
on Cherry Street road and sidewalk. 

Removed from Lynn & Boston Railroad Co., Essex Street, 
152 loads gravel to Danvers Street. 

Gravel removed and sand used for crossings on streets as 
follows : 

Name of street. No. loads gravel. No. sand. 

Burril] street ... . . 6 7 

Humphrey street 4 3 

Blaney street 3 3 

13 13 

Sand and stone used for paving street as follows : 



Name of street. No. loads stone. No. sand. 



Blaney street 13 




9 


Sand used for sanding sidewalk, 65 loads. 






INVENTORY OF MACHINERY, TOOLS, 


ETC. 




Stone Crusher Plant 


12,500 


00 


Gravel Bank, Marblehead .... 


500 


00 


Storage Building, New Ocean street 


400 


00 


Two Snow Plows ...... 


30 


00 


Snow Plow, New ..... 


36 


00 


Victor Road Machine 


200 


00 


Tool House 


25 


00 


Tool Box 


5 


00 


Twenty-six Picks 


20 


00 


Twenty-five Shovels 


15 


00 


Four Iron Bars ...... 


3 


00 


Ten Lanterns ...... 


5 


00 



Amount carried forward 



13,739 00 



1 02 REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS— 1892-1893. 



Amount brought forward $3,739 00 

Six Street Hoes 3 50 

Four Hammers 4 00 

Five Rakes ... ... 1 50 

Three Mattocks . 6 00 

Two Wheelbarrows ..... 4 00 

Six Stone Points 1 50 

Ten Drills 2 50 

Gravel Screen 7 00 

$3,769 00 

JAMES P. M. S. PITMAN, 



Superintendent of Streets. 



REPORT OF STREET LIGHT COMMITTEE— 1892-1893. 



103 



Report of Committee on Street Lights, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of Swampscott: 

Your Committee on Street Lights have attended to their 
-duty and submit a report of their doings the past year, 
although there seems but little to be said. 

Our streets have been well lighted and your committee 
-feel that the present system is satisfactory to all, excepting 
on dark and stormy nights when the lamps are not burning, 
the moon being supposed to serve. 

Your committee have added to the circuit of lighting dur- 
ing the past year two Arc lights and one Incandescent at the 
following localities : 

1 Arc light on Monument Avenue. 

1 Arc light at junction of Elm wood and Sheridan Roads. 

1 Incandescent on Crescent Street (Upper Swampscott) as 
called for in Town warrant of last year. 

The total number of lights in town is 82 Arcs and 15 In- 
candescents. 

Your committee would recommend for the year an appro- 
priation of six thousand four hundred dollars ($6,400) for 
the regular lights and an additional five hundred ($500) for 
lighting on dark nights when the moon is obscured. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL F. CROSMAN, 
IVORY EMMONS, 
E. A. FARNHAM, 
THOMAS E. STONE, 
CURTIS V. MERRITT, 
WILLIAM F. NORCROSS, 

Committee on Street Lights. 

:SwAMPSCOTT, Mass., February 9, 1893. 



1 04 REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF CEMETERY—: 



■1892-1893. 



Report of the Superintendent of Cemetery, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Board of Selectmen : 

Again I lay before you the doings of another year at the 
Cemetery. But few improvements have been made. The 
gate at the entrance is out of repair ; I would recommend that 
the Town appropriate a sum sufficient to place a new one 
there, with posts. 

Number of Lots sold, 6, price of three, i25 each ; price of 

three, |40 each. 
Number of Interments, 39. 
Number in Receiving Tomb, 4. 
Expenditures for the year 1315.08. 

J. S. BROWN, Superintendent 

SwAMPSCOTT, February 4, 1892. 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE— 1892-1893. 



105 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Board of Selectmen : 

Whole number of arrests 15 

Disorderly conduct 2 

Assault 4 

Drunkenness 4 

Arrested on suspicion ...... 1 

Bicycle riding on sidewalk ..... 2 

Violation Liquor Law 2 

15 

Disposed of as follows : — 
Committed to the House of Correction . . . 1 

Fined and paid 4 

Discharged 7 

Put on probation ....... 3 

15 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 
Accidents reported ...... 3 

Complaints investigated ..... 83 

Fires extinguished without alarm ... 1 
Buildings found open and secured ... 17 

Dogs killed 12 

Intoxicated persons taken home .... 15 
Injured and sick persons assisted ... 6 
Search warrants for liquor served ... 3 
Lights furnished for dangerous places 5 

Lost children restored 2 

Street obstructions removed .... 7 



106 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE— 1892-1893. 



Disturbances suppressed ..... 6 

Assisted other officers ..... 7 

POLICE IMPLEMENTS. 

Revolvers ....... 5 

Badges 18 

Handcuffs ........ 8 

Twisters ........ 7 

Billies 10 

Whistles 8 

Helmets 8 

Lantern ........ 1 

Gun 1 ■ 

Buttons . 

VALUATION. 

Helmets $12 00 

Handcuffs and Twisters , . . . . 26 00 

Revolvers and Badges 55 00 

Billies and Whistles 14 00 

Lantern and Buttons ..... 3 50 

Gun 20 00 



$130 50 

RECEIPTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Gilbert, George E $2 75 

Little, James L. estate of .... . 6 00 

Wardwell Bros 2 00 

Lynn Police Court: 

Robert P. Morgan . . . . 100 00 

Marcellus W.Carter . . . 100 00 

Daniel Meehan 15 00 

Coleman Wood 20 00 235 00 

$245 75 

Respectfully submitted, 

SETH C. KENDRICK, 
SwAMPscoTT, Mass., Feb. 27, 1893. Chief of Police. 



REPORT ON LAYING OUT ONTARIO STREET. 1 O"? 



Report on Laying Out Ontario Street as a 
Town=way, 1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of the Town of Swampscott: — 

The undersigned Selectmen of Swampscott having given 
printed and written notices to Elihu B. Hayes, Mrs. Eunice A. 
Farrington, Charles Farrington, Mrs. Ida P. Thomas, Mrs. 
Olive S. Horton, Samuel M. Carter, also to Elihu B. Hayes, 
as authorized agent for W. H. Pierce and George W. Ellis 
and to Charles P. Snow as tenant of Mrs. Hannah B. Remick, 
being all the parties known to us to be interested in the sub- 
ject matter of the street to be laid out that we intend to Islj 
out a street 50 feet in width, substantially on the line of 
Ontario Street, so-called, running from Pine Street to Lynn 
line, such notices requiring such persons to appear before us 
at the junction of said Ontario and Pine Streets, to view the 
premises on Monday, Jan. 30, 1893, at 3 o'clock, and at our 
office in Town Hall, at 4 o'clock the same day, and having 
caused such notices to be actually served according to law 
upon all such persons b}^ a constable of this town, at least 
seven days before the day so appointed for the hearing, and 
having also given notice to them and all other persons (if 
any), who may be interested in the subject matter of said 
street, whose names are not known to us, or who have no 
place of abode in the town, or who have no tenant or author- 
ized agent known to us, by posting up a copy of the written 
and printed notice — in three public places in the town at 



108 



REPORT ON LAYING OUT ONTARIO STREET. 



least seven days before the time appointed for the hearing. 
Pursuant to such notice/we met at the time and place ap- 
pointed for the hearing, and after hearing the parties and 
their remarks, and no objections being made, and the 
route of the proposed street having been viewed and ex- 
amined by us after fully considering the subject, adjudged that 
it was necessary for the public convenience, that a street or 
town- way should be laid out and maintained by the Town as 
hereinafter described, to wit: The southern line of said 
way begins at a stone monument set in the boundary line be- 
tween the Town of Swampscott and the City of Lynn, and 
runs thence North 71° 40' 30" East, (magnetic) a distance 
of 193.63 feet to a second stone monument, thence North 
85° East, (magnetic), a distance of 197.15 feet to a third 
stone monument set in the westerly line of Pine Street. The 
northerly line of said way is parallel with and fifty (50) feet 
distant from the said southerly line. All land lying between 
said southerly and northerly lines is included in this laying out. 
The location of said Ontario Street is in accordance with a plan 
and profile of the same made by Charles W. Gay, C. E., dated 
Jan. 2d, 1893, approved by us and filed in the office of the 
Town Clerk, Jan. 2d, 1893, and is adopted as a part of this 
record. No awards are made. The owners of the land 
abutting upon said street or way in consideration of the lay- 
ing out of the same, as a town-way agree to waive all claim 
as right to damages of any kind on account of the said laying 
out by the Selectmen and the acceptance by the Town on 
account of any grading in constructing of the street. The 
estimate cost of construction is f700. We have given the 
owners of the land abutting upon said street or way 15 days 
from the date of the acceptance of this report by the Town 
in which to remove their steps, walls and fences. 

And said street or way so laid out, located and described, 
is hereby reported to the Town for acceptance, and when so 
accepted, allowed and recorded, is to be known as a town-way. 



REPORT ON LAYING OUT ONTARIO STREET. 1 09 



This record with the waiver referred to, have this day 
been filed by us in the office of the Town Clerk. 

A. R. BUNTING, ) Board 
J. H. FAR WELL, \ of 
A. C. WIDGER, ) Selectmen. 

SwAMPSCOTT, Feb. 2, 1893. 



Filed in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Attest: GEO. T. TILL, 

Toiuyi Clerk. 

SwAMPSCOTT, Feb. 2, 1893. 



1 10 



AUDITORS' REPORT— 1892-1893. 



AUDITORS' REPORT, 
1892=1893. 



To THE Citizens of Swampscott : 

Herewith we present for your consideration the forty-first 
annual report of the receipts and expenditures, together with a 
statement of the financial condition of the Town, for the fiscal 
year ending Feb. 28, 1893. 

The accounts of the several departments and officials of the 
Town have been carefully examined and found to be correct, 
and satisfactory vouchers on file for payments made. All 
items in the Treasurer's account have been verified, and we 
have made personal inquiry at the Manufacturers' National 
Bank, and National Security Bank, both of the City of Lynn, 
to ascertain if the amounts as stated on deposit in the Treas- 
urer's account current were actually on deposit on the dates 
upon which the quarterly audits occurred. We also hold 
certificates showing the amounts on deposit that appear in 
the Treasurer's account. 

By the conditions of the Treasurer's bond, issued by the 
Casualty and Fidelity Co., Ellison, Coolidge & Co., Agents, 
Boston, the company require that the accounts of the Treas- 
urer shall be audited quarterly and by reference to the 
Treasurer's account current it will appear arranged as audited 
at quarterly periods. While we do not wish to be considered 
as reflecting in the slightest manner, upon the integrity 
of our present efficient and trustworthy Treasurer, who has 
served the town in this responsible position during the past 
six years, and has, we believe, discharged his duties in an 
entirely satisfactory and highly commendable manner, we are 



AUDITORS' REPORT— 1892-189:3. 1 1 1 



decidedly of the opinion after a trial of the system of auditing 
the Treasurer's accounts, at frequent intervals, that it is in 
keeping with modern business methods and might be extended 
to other departments of the Town with equally good results. 
The facility with which the quarterly examinations are accom- 
plished, compared with the tedious method of auditing the 
entire account of the Ti*easurer at the close of the financial 
year, convinces us that the best interests of the Town require 
that our by-laws should be changed to make this desirable 
feature permanent. 

The system of accounting, now in use b}' the Selectmen, is 
exceedingly cumbersome and with the increasing amount 
of business of the Town each year, makes it apparent 
that some other method must be adopted in the near future. 
We refer particularh^ to the custom of making an individual 
draft upon the Treasurer, by the Selectmen, in payment for 
the amount due, at the close of the week, to each person em- 
ployed upon the several departments of the highways, for 
labor performed. This will also apply to any and all depart- 
ments of the town in which weekly or monthly payments are 
made. 

The recommendations below we present for your consid- 
eration : 

First. That the following article be substituted for Art. II, 
Sec. 9, of the town by-laws : 

The Town Treasurer shall on the first secular da}' of Jan- 
uary, March, July and October, of each year, render to the 
Auditors in writing a full account of all his receipts and ex- 
penditures with his vouchers therefor. 

Second. That the Selectmen arrange so much of the 
accounts of the several departments of the Town, that in- 
clude weekly or monthly payments for salaries, labor, etc., 
in pay-roll form, making a draft upon the Treasurer for the 
total amount of the payment in each department ; also that 
the same system of arrangement of the accounts in the ledger 
now in use be continued. 



1 12 



AUDITORS' REPORT —1892-1893. 



Third. That all accounts of the Town shall be audited at 
quarterly periods. 

We find by the Treasurer's account, receipts from sundry 
parties aggregating $1,203.49. This amount is for bills ren- 
dered by the Selectmen for accounts due the Town in their 
department and of which there is no record whereby the 
Auditors could verify the amounts received by the Treasurer. 

This appears to us too much confidence to place in the in- 
tegrity of parties who are debtors to the Town and we would 
respectfully suggest that the Selectmen keep a proper record 
of such transactions in the future. 

The accounts of the Town, we think, should be presented 
to the Auditors in a manner to show that they balance. With 
the limited amount of time that is given the Auditors after 
the close of the financial year we do not think that they should 
be expected to locate errors. 

A balance sheet should be made showing that the accounts 
are correct. This has been the custom and we recommend 
that it be continued. 

One of the many satisfactory features of the year just 
closed is the excellent financial condition of the Town. The 
net Town debt Feb. 28, 1893, was 126,520.79, being the 
smallest amount since the year 1882. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. ROSWELL WIDGER, ) 
ELMER A. HARDY, ] Auditors. 
D. ROBERT STONE, ) 



SwAMPSCOTT, March 6, 1893. 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 1 3 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT, 
1892=1893. 



Liabilities of the Town of Swampscott. 

NOTES PAYABLiE. 



Date of note 


No. 


To whom payable. 


Am't, 


5 


Time. 




When 
payable. 


June 1, 1886 


16 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 




7yr8. 


mo 


June 1, 1893 


June 1, 1886 


17 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


8 yrs. 


mo 


June 1, 1894 


June 1, 1886 


18 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


B 


9 yrs. 


mo 


June 1, 1895 


June 1, 1886 


19 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


B 


10 yrs. 


mo 


June 1, 18% 


June 1, 1886 


20 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


B 


11 yrs. 


mo 


June 1, 1897 


May 21, 1887 


28 


State of Massachusetts 


rm 00 


A 


6 yrs. 


*7c 


May -23, 1893 


May 21, 1887 


29 


State of Massachusetts 


500 00 


A 


6 yrs. 


4% 


May 23, 1893 


May zi, i»o7 


30 


State of Massachusetts 


1 AAA AA 

1,000 00 


A 


i yrs. 


■4% 


May 2S, 1894 


May 21, 1887 


31 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


8 yrs. 


4% 


May '23, 1895 


May 2, 1888 


34 


Lynn lustit'n for Savings 


3,000 00 


C 


10 yrs. 


4% 


]^Iay 2, 1898 


Aug. 13, 1888 


36 


Ljmn Instit'n for Savings 


3,000 00 


A 


5 yrs. 


4% 


Aug.13, 1893 


Mar. 25, 1890 


42 


Lj-nn Instit'n for Savings 


4,333 33 


D 




4% 


Nov. 15, 1893 


Mar. 25, 1890 


43 


Ljmn Instit'n for Savings 


4,333 33 


D 




4% 


Nov. 15, 1894 


Mar. 25, 1890 


44 


Ljmn Instit'n for Savings 


4,333 33 


D 




4% 


June 13, 1895 


May 22, 1890 


« 


State of Massachusetts 


1.000 00 


A 


3 yrs. 


mo 


May 22, 1893 


May 22, 1890 


48 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


4 yrs. 


mo 


]«ay 22, 1894 


Aug. 11, 1891 


53 


Lynn Instit'n for Savings 


2,250 00 


E 


5 yrs. 


mo 


Aug.ll, 1896 


Aug. 11,1891 


54 


Lynn Instit'n for Savings 


2,250 00 


E 


6 yrs. 


mo 


Aug.ll, 1897 


July 18, 1892 


57 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


lyr. 


mo 


July 18, 1893 


July 18, 1892 


58 


State of 3Iassachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


2 yrs. 


mo 


July 18, 1894 


July 18, 1892 


59 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


3 yrs. 


mo 


July 18, 1895 


July 18, 1892 


60 


State of Massachusetts 


1,000 00 


A 


4 yrs. 


mo 


July 18, 1896 



Total, $37,499 99 



A, Water Pipe Loan. B, Culvert Loan. 

C, Monument Loan. D, Town Indebtedness. 

E, Engine House. 



1 1 4 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1898. 



BENJAMIN O. HONORS, Treasurer, in account 



DE. 

1892. 



Feb. 


29. 


To Balance of cash in Treasury this day . 


$8,010 67 


Mar. 


17. 


State of Massachusetts corporation tax, 1891 


1,188 62 


Apr. 


2. 


Lucy Z. Butterfield, Cemetery lot, No. 416 . 


25 00 




2. 


C. P. Jeffers, fees for sealing weights and 








measures, 1892 


19 10 




2. 


H. Scott Tuttle, Atlantic Engine House 


50 00 




2. 


W. H. Rogers, Rent Essex st. School, I.O.R.M. 


50 00 




9. 


Amos E. Mudge, Cemetery lot No. 415 


25 00 




9. 


Mrs. Z. C. Coffin, Cemetery lot No. 510 


25 00 




9. 


Robert H. Rogers, Cemetery lot No. 410 


25 00 




23. 


Horace M. Norton, land rent New Ocean st. 


48 00 




28. 


J. Franklin Blaney, license for fish-weir 


50 00 


May 


5. 


W. B. Chase, apothecary's license 


1 00 




5. 


C. P. Jeffers, apothecary's license 


1 00 


<( 


7. 


A. F. Nesbett, agent, receipts for Town Hall 










67 90 


n 


7. 


Estate J. L. Little, 12 lamp posts, at $2.00 . 


24 00 


i I 


9. 


Lynn Institution for Savings, 




it. 


9. 


Note No. 55, 6 mos., temporary loan, 








dated this day 


10,000 00 


t( 


28. 


Edwin F. Wiley, Cemetery lot No. 417 . 


40 00 




$19,650 29 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



1 15 



current with the Town of Swampscott. 



CR. 

1892. 

Mar. 28. By Lynn Listitution for Savings .... 

Interest on 4 Notes, Nos. 41, 42, 43 and 44 
($4,333,33 each) for 6 mos. at 4 per cent. $346 66 
May 5. Interest on Note No. 34 for $3,000, 6 mos. 

at 4 per cent 60 00 

Interest on Note No. 55 for $10,000, 6 
mos., at per cent. Temporary Loan 

due Nov. 9, 1892 175 00 

" 21. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Interest on Note No. 27 for §1,000, 6 mos. 

2 days at 4 per cent 20 22 

21. Note No. 27. Water Pipe loan due May 

23, 1892 1,000 00 

" 21. Interest on 2 Notes Nos. 28 and 29 

(S500 each), 6 months at 4 per cent . 20 00 

" 21. Interest on 2 Notes Nos. 30 and 31 

($1,000 each), 6 mos. at 4 per cent . . 40 00 

" 21. Interest on 3 Notes Nos. 46, 47 and 48 

($1,000 each), 6 mos. at S}4 percent . 52 50 

21. Note No. 46. Water Pipe loan due May 

22, 1892 \ 1,000 00 

June 1. Interest on Note No. 7 for $1,500, 6 

mos. at 4 per cent 30 00 

" 1. Interest on 6 Notes Nos. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 

and 20 ($1,000 each), for 6 months at 3>^ 

per cent 105 00 

" 1. Note No. 15. Water Pipe loan due this 

day 1,000 00 

" 23. Selectmen's Outstanding Orders, 1892 . 170 00 

" 23. Selectmen's Orders, 1892, paid to date . 12,741 64 

" 23. Deposit in Manufacturers' National 

Bank, Lynn, to the credit of B. O. 



Honors, Treasurer . . . $1,804 16 
" 23. Deposit in National Security Bank, 

Lynn, to the credit of B. O. 

Honors, Treasurer . . . $1,053 89 
" 23. Cash in Treasurer's hands this^day 31 22 

" 23. Balance of account this day . . $2,889 27 2,889 27 



$19,650 29 



1 1 6 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



BENJAMIN O. HONORS, Treasurer, in account 

DR. 

1892. 

June 23. To Balance of account this day .... $2,889 27 

" 25. B. T. Getchell. Cemetery Lot, No. 521 . 40 00 
July 1. F. S. Moseley & Co. Note No. 56, 5 mos. 

temporary loan, dated this day . . 12,000 00 

"5. F. A. W. Kelley. Cemetery Lot No. 409 . 40 00 
" 18. Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

18. Note No. 57 for one year, dated this day. 

Water Pipe loan 1,000 00 

" 18. Note No. 58 for two years, dated this day. 

Water Pipe loan 1,000 00 

" 18. Note No. 59 for three years, dated this 

day. Water Pipe loan .... 1,000 00 
" 18. Note No. 60 for four years, dated this 

day. Water Pipe loan .... 1,000 00 

18. J. M. Little, six Street Lamps at s2 . . 12 00 
" 30. Town of Randolph, account of P. W. Cleary, 

Poor Dept 19 34 

Aug. 6. City of Boston, account Mrs. C. H. Morris, 

Poor Dept. 45 51 

" 9. State of Massachusetts. Support of State 

Paupers 50 00 

" 19. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . . 343 02 

" 24. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . . 1,200 23 
'* 27. A. F. Nesbett, Agent, Receipts for Town 

Hall to date 22 00 

" 31. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . . 526 51 

Sept. 3. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . . 363 44 
*' 3. S. C. Kendrick, Account George E. Gilbert 

Police Dept 2 75 

6. M. P. Carroll, Collector of Taxes . . 345 34 

8. " " " "... 790 62 

" 10. " " " . . . 1,007 09 

" 15. " " " "... 1,325 94 

" 17. " " " "... 1,168 96 

" 22. " " " "... 4,393 92 

" 24. " " " "... 2,512 69 

" 27. " " . . . 6,905 57 

" 29. " " " "... 1,344 81 

" 30. " " " "... 4,358 33 

Oct. 1. " " " "... 11,239 25 

$56,946 59 



AUDITORS' FIN^ANCIAL REPORT— 1S92- 1893. 



1 17 



current with the Town of Swampscott. 

CR. 

1892. 

July 1. By r. S. Moseley & Co., Bankers. 

Interest on Xote No. 56, for $12,000, 5 
mos., o days at 3^ per cent. Temporary 
loan due Dec. 4, 1892 $165 76 

Aug. 11. Lynn Institution for Savings. 

Interest on 2 Notes, Nos. 53 and 54, 
($2,250 each) 6 mos. at 4| per cent . 101 25 

" 13. Interest on Xote No. 36 for $3,000, 6 mos 

at 4 per cent 60 00 

Sept. 26. Interest on Notes Nos. 41, 42, 43 and 44 

($4,333.33 each) for 6 mos. at 4 per cent 346 66 

Oct. 5. Selectmen's Orders, 1892, paid to date . 16,526 32 

" 5. Deposit in National Security Bank, 

Lynn, to the credit of B. O. 

Honors, Treas $39,738 05 

" 5. Cash in Treasurers hands this day 8 55 

" 5. Balance of account this day $39,746 60 $39,746 60 




1 18 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



1892. 
Oct. 5. 
15. 
22. 

" 29. 

" 29. 

" 31. 
Nov. 5. 

'* 12. 

" 19. 

" 26. 
Dec. 1. 

" 3. 

" 3. 

" 7. 

10. 
" 12. 

" 12. 

" 12. 

" 12. 

" 12. 

" 17. 

22. 
" 24. 

29. 
" .31. 

31. 



BENJAMIN O. HONORS, Treasurer, in account 

DK. 



To Balance of account this day . 
M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 
M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes 
W. H. Rogers, for tuition of scholars . 
Aaron R. Bunting, for two covering stones 
M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 



(( (( (( (( (< (( 

(< U (( (< « (< 

U (i (< (( 6( (i 

Lynn & Boston Railroad Co., 72 loads pav- 
ing stone at 25c 

M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 

M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts corpora- 
tion tax, 1892 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, National 
Bank tax 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Military 
Aid, Chap. 279, Acts, 1889 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State Aid 
Chap. 301, Acts, 1889 ... 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Tempor- 
ary support of paupers . 

M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 

M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 

John Gannon, old fence rails and posts 

M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 

A. F. Nesbett, Agent, receipts for Town 
Hall to date 

M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . 



$65,962 28 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 1 9 



current with the Town of Swampscott. 

CR. 

1892. 

Nov. 1. E. K. Jenkins, County Treasurer, County 

tax, 1892 $4,952 28 

'* 2. Lynn Institution for Savings .... 

Interest on Note No. 34 for $3,000, 6 

mos. at 4 per cent 60 00 

" 9. Note No. 55, Temporary Loan, due this 

clay 10,000 00 

" 15. Note No. 41, Town Debt, due this day 4,333 33 

" 15. Interest on Note No. 41, from Sept. 25 

to Nov. 15. 1892, 51 days at 4 per cent . 24 52 

" 22. Commonwealth of Massachusetts . 

Interest on 2 Notes Nos. 28 and 29 ($500 

each), 6 mos. at 4 per cent ... 20 00 

" 22. Interest on 2 Notes Nos. 30 and 31 

($1,000 each), 6 mos. at 4 per cent . 40 00 

" 22. Interest on 2 Notes Nos. 47 and 48 

($1,000 each), 6 mos. at 3^ per cent . 35 00 

Dec. 3. Interest on 5 Notes Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19, 

20 ($1,000 each) for 6 mos. at 3>^ per cent 87 50 

" 3. F. S. Moseley & Co., Bankers. 

Note No. 56 due Dec. 4, held by Boston 
Safe Deposit and Trust Co. . . . 12,000 00 
Dec. 12. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Note No. 7, Water Pipe loan, due this 

day 1,. 500 00 

12. Interest on Note Xo. 7 for 6 mos. at 4 per 

cent 30 00 

" 12. State tax, 1892 4,235 00 

1893. 

Jan. 4. Selectmen's Orders, 1892 .... 12,166 90 

" 4. Deposit in National Security Bank, 

Lynn, to the credit of B. O. 



Honors, Treas $16,449 38 

4. Cash in Treasurer's hands this day 28 37 

4. Balance of account this day . $16,477 75 $16,477 75 



$65,962 28 



120 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



BENJAMIN O. HONORS, Treasurer, in account 



DR. 

1893. 

Jan. 4. To Balance of account this day . . . $16,477 75 

" 5. City of Lynn, I cost Stacey's Brook outfall 697 16 

7. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . 433 00 

" 9. City of Lynn, account Highway Dept. . 18 00 

" 10. County of Essex, Dog licenses reimbursed 255 09 

"13. ' M. P Carroll, Collector of taxes . . 440 50 

" 13. Estate J. S. Little, Police service . . 6 00 

" 14. Lynn Police Court, Court Fines, Police Dept. 235 00 
" 21. Boston & Maine R. R. Co., repairs on road 

at Essex Street 28 50 

" 21. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . 5.53 .52 

" 25. Concrete and Curbstones, Elihu Thomson 215 67 

" 28. C. E. Harris, Milk inspector licenses . . 6 00 

*' 28. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . 539 05 
*' 31. G. W. Harris, fees for sealing weights and 

measures, 1893 20 92 

Feb. 3. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . . 594 38 
" 8. Town of Brewster, Poor Dept., account A. 

Maker 47 00 

9. Town of Truro, Poor Dept., account J.L.Rich 44 00 

*' 9. School Department, Rent Essex Street school 50 00 

*' 11. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . 323 50 

*' 17. Miss S. L. Honers, Public Library receipts 22 00 

18. Wardwell Bros. Police services ... 2 00 
" 18. State of Massachusetts, Support of State 

Paupers, account Annie Wills . . 15 36 
*' 18. State of Massachusetts, Temporary Support 

of State Paupers, account Joseph Jewell 11 50 

25. M. P. Carroll, Collector of taxes . . 640 53 
*' 25. A. F. Nesbett, Agent, receipts for town hall 

to date 104 00 

" 25. Concrete and Curbstones, Universalist 

Society 35 16 

" 28. Interest received from National Security 

Bank on Treasurer's deposit 243 00 



$22,058 59 



AUDITORS' FmANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



121 



current with the Town of Swampscott, 

CR. 

1893. 

Jan. 18. By Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 

Interest on 4 notes, Nos. 57, 58, 59 and 
60 ($1,000 each) 6 months at 3| per 

cent $75 00 

Feb. 13. Lynn Institution for Savings, 

Interest on 2 Notes Nos. 53 and 54 
($2250 each) 6 months at 4| per cent 101 25 

*' 14. Lynn Institution for Savings, 

Interest on Note No. 36 for $3,000, at 

4 per cent 60 00 

Mar. 2. Selectmen's outstanding orders 1891 . 16 22 

Selectmen orders 1892-93 . . 10,826 92 

" 2. Deposit in National Security Bank, 

Lynn, to the credit of B. O. 
Honors, treasurer . $10,979 20 
"2. Balance of account this day . 10,979 20 



$22,0 59 



122 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



Summary of Treasurer's Receipts and 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance. 

Cash in Treasury, Feb. 29, 1892 $8,010 6T 

Cemetery Department. 

Sale of Cemetery Lots 220 00 

Concrete and Curbstones. 

Reimbursed by sundry Parties 250 83 

Corporation Tax. 

Received from State Treasurer 17,860 98 

Highway Department. 

Received from sundry Parties 71 50 

Interest. 

On Treasurer's Monthly Balances 243 00 

Library, Free Public. 

Received from County Treasurer, Dog Tax $255 09 

Receipts from Librarian, Fines, etc 22 00 277 09 

Military Aid, Chap. 2 79, Acts 1 889. 

Reimbursed by State Treasurer 198 00 

Miscellaneous Items. 

Received for Atlantic Engine House ^50 00 

Received from Apothecarys' Licenses 2 00 

Received for Fish-wier License 50 00 

Received for Land Rent, Nevr Ocean Street 48 00 

Received from Milk Inspectors, Licenses. 6 00 
Received from Sealers of Weights and 

Measurers 40 02 

Received for Street Lamps Sold 36 00 232 02 

National Banh Tax. 

Received from State Treasurer . 1,4.39 44 

J^otes Payable. 

Notes Nos. 57, 58, 59 and 60. Water Pipe Loan. . . 4,000 00 

Police Department. 

Receipts and Reimbursements 245 75 

Poor Department. 

Reimbursed by State, Cities and Towns 258 39 

Schools, Public. 

Received for Rent and Tuition 110 00 

! Amount carried forward, $33,417 67 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



123 



Payments for Year Ending Feb. 28, 1893. 

Amount brought forward, $33,417 67 

Stacey's Brook Outfall. 

Received One-half Cost from City of Lynn 697 16 

State Aid, Chap. 301, Acts 1889. 

Reimbursed by State Treasurer 1,157 00 

Taxes. 

Received from M. P. Carroll, Collector 47,885 40 

Temporary Loans. 

Borrowed in Anticipation of Taxes 22,000 00 

Town Hall. 

Received from A. F. Nesbett, Agent 346 90 

$105,504 13 



FAYMEKTS. 

County Tax. 

Paid County Treasurer Tax, 1892 $4,952 28 

Discount. 

Interest Discounted on Temporary Loans 340 76 

Interest. 

Interest on Notes Payable 1,715 56 

Xotes Payable. 

Note No. 15, Water Pipes, due May 21, 1892 $1,000 00 
Note No. 46, Water Pipes, due May 23, 1892 1,000 00 
Note No. 27, Water Pipes, due May 23, 1892 1,000 00 
Note No. 41, Town Debt, due Nov. 15, 1892 4,333 33 
Note No. 7, Water Pipes, due Dec. 12, 1892 1,500 00 8,833 33 

State Tax. 

Paid State Treasurer Tax, 1892 4,235 00 

Selectmen' s Department. 

Paid Outstanding Orders, 1891-1892... 186 22 

Paid Orders, 1892-1893 52,261 78 52,448 00 

Temporary Loans. 

Note No. 55, dated May 9, 6 months. . . 10,000 00 

Note No. 56, dated July 1, 5 months. . 12,000 00 22,000 00 

Balance. 

Cash Deposited in National Security 

Bank 10,979 20 

$105,504 13 



124 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



MICHAEL P. CARROLL, Collector of Taxes, 

1892. DK. 
Oct. 12. To amount committed for collection as per 
assessors warrant: — .... 

Town tax $89,993 21 

Stiate tax 4,235 OC) 

County tax 4,952 28 

Supplementary^ lists .... 291 75 

/ 



/ 



$49,472 24 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



125 



in account with the Town of Swampscott. 



1892. 






CR. 






Aug, 19. 


By Cash paid 


B. 


0. Honors, 


Treasurer 


&0 AO AO 


" 24. 








( ( 


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1,200 2o 


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Sept. 3. 








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l,o2o 94 


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Amount of taxes 


Collected to 


date 


37,825 72 


" 1. 


2 per cent discount on $38,597 58 






1. 


Total tax and discount to date 




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640 53 


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Abatements 


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814 98 



$49,472 24 



126 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



NOTES PAYABLE, 1892. 



CRHDIT. 



Date of 
Note. 


No. To Whom Payable. 


Time. 


Rate. 


3! 
X 

A 
A 
D 
A 


Am't. 


Dec. 12, 1882 
June 1, 1886 
May 2. 1887 
Mar. 25. 1890 
May 22, 1890 


7 State of Massachusetts 
15 State of Massachusetts 
27 State of Massachusetts 
41 Lynn Instit n for Savings 
46 1 State of Massachusetts 


10 yrs 

6 yrs 
5 yrs 
2 yrs 
2 yrs 


4 per cent 
34 per cent 
4 per cent 
4 per cent 
3^ per cent 


$1,500.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.(X) 
4,3:33. :3-3 
1,000.00 



A, Water Pipes. D, Town Indebtedness. $8,8:33.:33 



DEBIT. 

Dec. 12, 1892 To cash paid State of Massachusetts. . $1,500.00 

June 1, " To cash paid State of Massachusetts.. . 1,000.00 

May 2, " To cash paid State of Massachusetts 1,000.00 

Nov. 15, " To cash paid D. H. Sweetser, Treasurer 4,3:33.:33 

May 21, " To casih paid State of Massachusetts 1,000.00 



$8,8.3 



TEMPORARY LOANS, 1892. 
Borrowed in Anticipation of Taxes. 



Date. 


No. 

.55 
56 


To Whom Payable. 


Time. 


P»ate. 


Amount. 


May 9, 1892 
July 1, 1892 


Lynn Instit'n for SavingS|6 mos. 3i per cent $10, (XjO. 00 
Order of the Treasurer [s mos. 3i per cent 12,000.00 



$22,000.00 



DEBIT. 

Nov. 9, 1892 To cash paid D. H. Sweetser, Treasurer $10,000.00 

Dec. 3, " To cash paid Boston Safe Deposit and Trust 

Company 12,000.00 



$22,000.00 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT-1892-1893. I 27 



CORPORATION TAX. 

Commoncnealth of ^assaehusetts. 

1892 

March 17. By amount received from George A. 

Mardeii, State Treasurer, balance 

due for 1891 11,188 62 

Dec. 12. By amount received from George A. 

Marden, State Treasurer, on ac- 
count of 1892 .... 16,672 36 

$17,860 98 



NATIONAL BANK TAX. 

Commoncuealth of Massachusetts. 

1892 

Dec. 12. By amount received from George A. 

Marden, State Treasurer, for the 

year 1892 $1,439 44 



STATE TAX. 

Commoncuealth of jVIassaehusetts. 

By appropriation from Tax levy, 1892 $4,235 00 

1892 

Dec. 12. To cash paid George A. Marden, 

State Treasurer, Tax, 1892 $4,235 00 



COUNTY TAX. 

County of Essej^. 

By appropriation from Tax levy, 1892 $4,952 28 

1892 

Dec. 12. To cash paid K. Kendall Jenkins, 

County Treasurer, Tax, U2 $4,952 28 



128 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT, 
In ac'twith Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



1892. 



Mar. 14. 


By Corporation Tax 1891 


$1,188 62 


Aug. 10. 


Support of State Paupers 


50 00 


Dec. 10. 


National Bank Tax 


1,4.39 44 


" 10. 


Military Aid, chap. 279, acts 1889 


198 00 


" 10. 


State Aid, chap. .301, acts 1889 


1,157 00 


" 10. 


Temporary Support of State Paupers 


25 68 


10. 


Corporation Tax 1892 


16,672 36 


" 12. 


Cash paid State Treasurer 


4.235 00 


1893. 






Feb. 18. 


Support of State Paupers 


15 36 


" 18. 


Temporary Support of State Paupers 


11 50 






f ^^jt'C^ C7VF 


1892. 






Mar. 17. 


To Cash received from State Treasurer 


$1,188 62 


Aug. 9. 




50 00 


Dec. 12. 




19,492 48 


" 12. 


State Tax 1892 


4,23.5 00 


1893. 






Feb. 18. 


Cash received from State Treasurer 


26 86 






$24,992 96 




TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT, 






account with the County of Essex. 


1892. 






June 1. 


By cash paid by G. T. Till, Town Clerk . 


$126 60 


Nov. 1. 


Cash paid by B. 0. Honors, Treasurer 


4,952 28 


Dec. 1. 


Cash paid by G. T. Till, Town Clerk 


193 20 


1893. 






.Jan. 10. 


Amount reimbursed for dog licenses 


2.55 09 






$5,527 17 


1892. 






June 1. 


To dog licenses collected to date 


S126 60 


Nov. 1. 


County tax 1892 .... 


4,952 28 


Dec. 1. 


Dog licenses collected to date 


193 20 


1893. 






Jan. 10. 


Dog licenses reimbursed 1891 


255 09 



$5,527 17 



AUDITORS' FIXAXCIAL REPORT— lS92-189a. 



TOWN OF 5WAMPSC0TT, 
In account with GEORGE T. TILL. 



129 



By amount received for dog licenses as follows : 

119 Males $2 00 $238 00 

22 Females 5 00 110 00 $348 00 

To cash paid E. Kendall Jenkins, County 

Treasurer $319 SC» 

fees for licensint? 141 dogs, 2>lte 28 20 $348 00 

GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk, 



TOWN OF SWAHPSCOTT, 
In account with CHARLES P. JEFFERS. 

By amounts received from sundry parties for 

sealing weights and measures 1891-'92 $19 10 

To cash paid B. O. Honors, Treasurer $19 10 

CHARLES P. JEFFERS, 
Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

SwAMPSCOTT, April 2, 1S92. 



TOWN OF 5WAMPSC0TT, 
In account with GEORGE W. HARRIS. 



By amounts received from sundry parties for 

sealing weights and measures 1893 $20 92 



To cash paid B. O. Honors. Treasurer $20 92 

GEORGE W. HARRIS, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

SwAMPSCOTT, Jan. 31. 1S93. 



130 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



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AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 3 1 



INTEREST AND DISCOUNT. 

By Appropriation 12,000 00 

Amount received from the National 
Security Bank, Interest on treasurer's 

deposits . . 243 00 



To Amount of Expenditures $2,056 32 

Balance Unexpended . . 186 68 

$2,243^0 2,243 00 



By Amount Unexpended $186 68 

EXPEXDITURES. 

1892. 

Mar. 28. Lynn Institution for Savings 

" " Interest on 4 notes, Nos. 41, 42, 48 

and 44, (|;4,833.33 each) 6 months at 

4 per cent ... ' . . $346 66 

May 5. Interest on note No. 34, for $3,000, 6 

months at 4 per cent 60 00 

" 9. Discounted note No. 55, for $10,000 
6 months at 3^ per cent, tempo- 
rary loan 175 OU 

" 21 Commonwealth of Massachusetts .... 

" " Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 28 and 29 

($500 each) 6 months at 4 per cent . 20 00 

" " Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 30 and 31, 

($1,000 each) 6 months at 4 per cent. 40 00 

" " Interest on 3 notes, Nos. 46, 47 and 
48, ($1,000 each) 6 months at 3^ per 
cent • 52 50 

" " Interest on note No. 27, for $1,000, 

6 months and 2 days at 4 per cent . . 20 22 
June 1. Interest on note No. 7, for $1,500, 6 

months at 4 per cent 30 00 

Amount carried forward^ $744 38 



1 32 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1S92-1893. 



INTEREST AND DISCOUNT. 

Amount brought forioard $744 38 

1892. 

June 1. Interest on 6 notes, Nos. 15, 16, 17, 18, 
19 and 20, (|1,000 each) 6 months 
at 31 per cent 105 00 

July 1. F. S. Moseley & Co., Brokers 

discounted Note No. 56 for $12,000, 5 
months and 3 days at 3i per cent, 
temporary loan 165 76 

Aug. 11. Lynn Institution for Savings 

Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 53 and 54 
($2,250 each) 6 months at 4| per cent 101 25 
" 13. Interest on note No. 36, 13,000, 6 

months at 4 per cent 60 00 

Sept. 26. Interest on 4 notes, Nos. 41, 42, 43 and 
44 ($4,333.33 each) for 6 months at 
4 per cent 346 66 

Nov. 2. Lynn Institution for Savings ...... 

Interest on note No. 34 for $3,000, 6 

months at 4 per cent 60 00 

" 15. Interest on note No. 41 for $4,333.33, 
from Sept. 25 to Nov. 15, 1892, 51 
days at 4 per cent 24 52 

" 22. Commonwealth of Massachusetts . " . . . 

Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 47 and 48, 
($1,000 each) 6 months at 3^ per 
cent 35 00 

" " Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 28 and 29, 

($500 each) 6 months at 4 per cent . . 20 00 

Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 30 and 31 
($1,000 each) 6 months, at 4 per cent 40 00 
Dec. 3. Interest on 5 notes, Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 

and 20 ($1,000 each) 6 months at ^ 

per cent 87 50 

12. Interest on note No. 7 for $1,500, 6 

months at 4 per cent 30 00 

Amount carried forward $1,820 07 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



133 





INTEREST AND DISCOUNT. 






Amount brought forward 


$1,820 07 


1893. 








Jan. 18. 


Interest on 4 notes, Nos. 57, 58, 59, 
and 60 ($1,000 each), for 6 months at 










75 


00 


Feb. 13. 


Interest on 2 notes, Nos. 53 and 54 








($2,250 each) 6 months at 4i per cent 


101 


25 


14. 


Interest on note No. 36 for $3,000, 6 










60 
$2,056 


00 


Treasurer's Interest on average daily balances as follows : 




1892. 








March . 


$6,400 . -2.1 percent 


$13 


64 


April 


3,400 . . " . . 


7 


07 


May . 


6,000 . . " . . 


12 


80 


June 


2,100 . . " . . 


4 


51 


July 


8,500 . . " . . 


18 


12 


Aug. . 


5,100 . . " . . 


10 


96 


Sept. . 


7,700 . . " . . 


15 


95 


Oct. 


35.000 . . " . . 


74 


46 


Nov. 


14,900 . . " . . 


30 


70 


Dec. . 


9,400 . . " . . 


20 


15 


1893. 








Jan. 


11,100 . . " . . 


23 


62 


Feb. . 


5,700 . . " . . 


11 


02 



$243 00 J 



134 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



SELECTHEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

By Appropriation $4,300 00 



To Amount of Expenditures . . |4,145 30 
Balance Unexpended .... 154 70 



$4,300 00 4,300 00 



By Amount Unexpended .... 1154 70 

EXPENDITURES. 

Alley & Lam per 

returning 50 deaths, 1890-91-92, .25 . $12 50 

Alger, James E. 

distributing town reports, Mar. 12, 1892 3 00 

Ashton, Herman F., services as teller, elec- 
tions, Mar. 16, 1891, Mar. 21, 1892 . 5 00 
Bunting, Aaron R. 

services as chairman of selectmen one 

year, 1892-93 $500 00 

traveling expenses . . . . 22 54 522 54 
Butler, Warren T. rejiairing ballot box . 2 00 

Gaboon, L. Frank 

services as auditor one year, 1891-92 . 75 00 

Carroll, Michael P., services as collector of 

taxes one year, 1892-93 • . . 400 00 

Collins, W. Henry, services as inspector at 

election, Nov. 8, 1892 .... 5 00 

Delano, Gilbert 

services as assessor one year, 1892-93 . 100 00 

Earp, William G. 

services as teller, election, Mar. 21, 1892 2 50 

Eastman, E. S. postmaster 

1000 stamped request envelopes . . 22 00 

postage stamps 8 00 30 00 

Ellison, Coolidge & Co., Policy No. 63.411, 

Fidelity & Casualty Company premium 

on Treasurer's bond .... 100 00 



Amount carried forward $1,257 54 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 35 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward $1,257 54 

Emerson, Daniel M. D. V. 

professional services .... 4 00 

Emmons, Ivory 

services as assessor one year, 1892-93 . $100 00 
building 15 rods fence Essex St., $3.50 . 52 50 
labor, plank, posts, rails and nnils . . 8 03 160 53 
Evans & Cole 

coach for committee on street widening 3 00 
carriage for assessors 1 day . . . 3 50 6 50 

Farwell, John H. 

services as selectman one year, 1892-93 200 00 
traveling expenses . . . . 4 60 204 60 
Gardner, I*eleg 

steps to Fisherman's Beach, Orient st. 7 92 

Gay, Charles W. 

survey and plan from Lynn line to hay 
scales, showing location of fences, 
buildings, property lines, etc , tracing 
and amending same to 55 foot basis, 
duplicate for county comissioners, 
measuring retaining walls, com- 
puting area of taking schedules of 
damages, etc., fares and stakes . .187 80 
survey of location, levels, profile, esti- 
mates, form of notice, drawings, blue 
prints, fares and stakes, Ontario st. . 24 47 
preliminary examination and estimate of 
costs of extending Atlantic ave. to 

BurriUst 5 10 217 37 

Glass, Joseph W. 

distributing town reports Mar. 12, 1892 3 00 

Goodwin, Frank 

services as ballot clerk. Mar. 21, 1892 . 5 00 

Harmon, Charles, labor of man and team 

delivering town reports, 1890-91 . . 5 00 

Amount cm-ried foi^ard $1,871 46 



136 



AUDITORS' FIXANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount carried forward $1,871 46 

Harris, Charles E., services as milk inspector 

one year, 1890-1891 .... 10 00 

Harris, George W. 

services as justice of the peace . . |10 25 

labor painting iron steps, King's beach 3 00 

posting assessors' notices . . . 1 00 14 25 
Hastings & Sons, advertising dog notice . 5 75 

Hastings & Sons Publishing Co. 

advertising dog notices ... 13 25 

Hawes, Jabez B., 2 carriages for use of (bounty 

commissioners ..... 6 00 

Herbert, George C, stationery ... 3 46 

Higgins, Albert I., carriage for selectmen . 2 00 

Holden, George H. &> Co., supplies . . 9 50 

Honors, Benjamin O. 

services as treasurer one year, 1892-93 300 00 

lightning check punch . . . . 15 00 

traveUng expenses, 1892-93 . . . 10 00 325 00 
Hunt A. Frost, M. D., reporting 7 births, .25 1 75 

Jeffers, Charles P., stationery and frame . 3 75 

Kendrick, Mary, storage Life Boat one year 

to Nov. 18, 1892 10 00 

King & Merrill, George F. 

5000 selectmen's drafts on treasurer 

collector of taxes register 

treasurer's cash book 

12 indices for auditors, to order 

tin lock-box for auditors 

Shannon files . . . , 

stationery and supplies 
Knowlton, Daniel F. 

refreshments furnished Legislative com- 
mittee on public health, 30 lunches .75 

services as teller, election. Mar. 21, 1892 

services as teller, election, Nov. 8, 1892 5 00 30 00 

Amount carried forward $2,367 90 



26 00 
11 00 
6 50 
4 50 

1 75 

2 25 
9 73 



22 50 
2 50 
5 00 



61 73 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 37 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 
Amount hrour/lit foricard 
Macpherson, F. W., M. D. 

registering 3 births, .25 
Marblehead, Town of 

tax on gravel bank for year 189*2 . 
Marsh, Fred C. services as ballot clerk, elec 

tion, Mar. 21, 1892 
Marshall, George W. services as registrar of 

voters one year, 1892-93 
Massachusetts, Commonwealth of 

register for voters . 
Mayo, A. D. address Columbus Day 
Merritt, John R. services as registrar of 

voters one year, 1892-93 
Millett, D. Holman, services as assessor and 

secretary of the board one year, 1892-93 
Morris, E. C. & Co., cleaning safe lock 
Moulton, James H. services as registrar of 

voters one year, 1892-93 
Nesbitt, A. Frank, refreshments and labor at 

town meeting, Mar. 21, 1892 
Xewhall, George, services inspector of pro- 
visions and use of team for same . 
Nichols, G. H.& W.A. 

1000 annual reports, 1891-92 

ballots for town meetings 

500 undertaker's blanks 

250 marriage certificates 

100 warrants ..... 

letter heads, envelopes, notices, etc. 
Nichols, Thomas P. printino- voting lists 

1000 Military Aid blanks 
Niles & Carr 

retainer and advice for vear ending 
Mar. 31, 1893 • : 

cash paid to enter petition in court of 
county commissioners to widen Hum- 
phrey St 

Amount carried forward 



$2,367 90 

75 

6 00 

5 00 

35 00 

1 75 
15 00 

35 00 

200 00 
3 00 

35 00 

8 95 

24 90 



1179 20 
17 50 
8 00 
4 50 
15 00 
36 65 
20 00 
4 00 



200 00 



260 85 
24 00 



3 00 203 00 



$3,226 10 



138 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward 
Nisbett, David W. $3,226 10 

services as teller, election Nov. 8, 1892 5 00 

Norcross, William F. 

services as teller, election Nov. 8, 1892 5 00 

Pedrick, Thomas 

town weigher one year to Jan. 1, 1893 . 20 00 

Philbrick & Pope, repairing lantern . . 1 15 

Pratt Bros, printing assessor's notices . . 1 25 

Rich, Augustine H. 

service as auditor one year, 1891-92 . 75 00 

Rich, Benjamin F. 

services as teller, election, Nov. 8, 1892 5 00 

Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing . . 9 00 

Rowel], Charles G. 

services and stationery, preparing asses- 
sor's street lists of voters . . . $30 00 

services as inspector elections Nov. 8, 

1892. 5 00 35 00 

Sanborn, P. L., M. D., returning of births, .25 1 75 

Small, Eldridge F. services as moderator . 25 00 

Thomas, Edward H. 

services as teller, election Nov. 8, 1892 5 00 

Thompson, Fredd O., services as teller at elec- 
tions Nov. 3, 1891, Mar. 21 and Nov. 8, 

1892 10 00 

Till, George T. 

services as secretary selectmen one year 

1892-93 ' . 200 00 

services as town clerk one year, 1892-93 100 00 
services as clerk registrars of votes one 

year, 1892-93 45 00 

recording births, marriages and deaths 

1892 45 85 

express, postage and suj)plies . . 5 47 396 32 

Amount carried forward $3,820 57 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



139 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward $3,820 57 

Valiquet, Joseph D., dinners and suppers for 

election officers general election Nov. 8, 

1892 . . ^ 25 00 

Wheeler, James 

notifying town officers elect, 1892 . §3 00 

notifying town meeting . . . 10 00 13 00 
Widger, Arthur C. 

services as selectman one year, 1892-93 200 00 

traveling expenses and license blanks . 9 00 209 00 
Widger J. Roswell 

services as auditor one year, 1891-92 . 75 00 

Wiley, Edwin F. posting dog notices . . 1 00 

Winkley, Dresser & Co. 

scrap book and index .... 1 73 

$4,145 30 



NEW OCEAN STREET WALL. 

By Appropriation S250 00 

To Amount of Expenditures . . . $157 00 
Balance Unexpended . . . . 93 00 

$250 00 $250 00 

By Amount Unexpended .... %93 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Eastman, Fred H., surveying corner Xew 

Ocean and Burrill sts. ... 2 00 

Myers, Daniel J. 

building wall as per contract . . . 155 00 



$157 00 



140 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1S92-1S93. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

By A])propriatioii $5,500 00 

Re(ei])ts 71 50 



To Amount of Expenditures . . $5,497 99 
Balance Unexpended ... 73 51 

15,571 50~$5,571 50 

By Amount Unexpended . . . |73 51 

EXPENDITURES. 

Ames Plow Co. 

1 patent snow plow, net . . . f36 00 

2 sets extra lead harness 110.80 . . 21 60 

1 pair single reins 2 25 $59 85 

Bassett, Joseph C, 2 days' labor . $2.00 4 00 

Bergin, Thomas 

sharpening 175 pickaxes . . 12 21 00 
sharpening 7 crowbars . . 15 1 05 

sharpening 25 drills . . .05 1 25 
steeling 7 pickaxes . . .75 5 25 
blacksmithing and material . . . 3 98 32 53 
Blethen, Curry & Co., 6 bound posts .50 3 00 

Boyl, Danforth T., ll days' labor . 2.00 3 00 

Brackett, Theophilus W., 1] days' labor 2.00, 3 00 

Breed & Co. S. N. 

5 sign posts and 2 street signs . . 5 00 
lumber, nails and labor . . . . 7 80 12 80 
Brown, James G., 10 loads sand . . 10 1 00 

Bryson, James 

31 days' labor with team . . 3.50 108 50 

Burton, W. J., 2 long hame straps . . 70 
Butcher, J. Watson, repairing platform near 

estate George Towns, Humphrey st. 7 11 

Amount carried forward $235 49 



AUDITORS FINANCIAL REPORT— 1802-1898. 141 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



11 



Amount hrought forward 
Cahill, Thomas 

1383 days' labor . . . 2.00 $277 50 

care of street crossings from Apr. 1, 

1892 to Jan. 1, 1893, 6 days' labor 2.00 12 00 
Gaboon, L. Herbert, 1 day's labor 
Carey, Reuben W., 3. J days' labor 
Carroll, Patrick, lb\ days' labor 
Coan, Peter, 144 days' labor 
Cole, Allen H. 

431 days' labor with team . . 3.60 152 24 

plowing snow . . . . . 6 00 
Cullen, Henry N. 

sharpening 96 pickaxes 

sharpening 7 crowbars . 

steeling 11 pickaxes 

iron and staples 
Currier, Mrs. C. S. 

226 loads gravel 

10 loads sand 
Davis, Stebbins & Co., G harness hook 
DeLor}', Walter A. 

25 ft. 12-in. drain pipe . 

80 ft. 8-in. drain pipe 
Duffy, James B., sharpening 9 pickaxes 
Emmons, E. Gerry, lumber and nails . 
Evans & Cole, sprinkling streets from Apr. 20 

to June 1, 1892 

Farrell, Patrick 

21^ days' labor with team . . 3.50 
Finnegan, John, "2\ days' labor . . 2.00 
Fogg, C. H., 2 team collars, patent attach- 
ment 4.00 

Gannon, John, 20^ days' labor . . 2.00 
Amount carried forward 



2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

3.50 



12 
10 
75 



10 

25 
10 

43 
23 
8 



52 
70 
8 25 
1 72 



22 60 
2 50 



10 75 
18 40 



1235 49 



289 50 
2 00 
7 00 
150 50 
288 00 



158 24 



22 19 



25 10 
60 



29 15 
72 
1 50 

40 00 

75 25 
5 00 

8 00 

41 50 



,379 74 



142 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought foi^ard 

Gardner, Peleg 

repairing Danvers street bridge 
building fence : 

2157 ft. spruce, per M. 

carpentering, 4 days 

11 8-ft. cedar posts 

48 ft. P. & M. pine, per M. 

45 lbs. nails . 

teaming 
Getchell, Benjamin T. 

2'2 days' labor with team 
Goodwin, Benjamin F., moving storage build- 
ing from Humphrey st. to gravel pit, 
Marblehead ..... 
Granger, S. Gardner 

36 days' labor with team , . 3.50 
Haley, William, 42 days' labor . . 2.00 



$1,379 74 



and 



$16.00 
. 3.00 
. 30 
25.00 



. 3.50 



Ham, L. M. & Co., repairing iron gate at 



2.00 
2.00 

2.00 

30 



Beach Bluff drain outfall . 
Hamilton, Joseph C, 1^ days' labor 
Hamilton, Joseph S., 2^ days' labor 
Handy, Micajah, 1 day's labor 
Harris, George W., 6 days' labor . 
Henderson, E. B. 

25 loads gravel delivered 
Holden, Geo. H. & Co., supplies . 
Honors & Wardwell, 

2390 lbs. Cumberland coal, stone crusher 
Hutchinson, W. Henry 

6 pickaxes ...... 

level and hardware . . . . 
Kain, Daniel J., 11 2^ days' labor 
Kennedy, John, 4^ days' labor 
Lamper J. B. & W. A., cement and 
Amount carried forward 



. 2.00 
. 2.00 
cartage 



$34 51 
12 00 
3 30 
1 20 
1 85 
1 00 



5 60 

65 



53 86 
77 00 

6 00 

126 00 
84 00 

7 94 
3 00 
5 00 
2 00 

12 00 

7 50 

8 29 

5 95 



6 15 
225 00 
8 50 
2 35 



$2,020 28 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 43 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward 








$2,020 28 


Lewis, David W. 










6 Xo. 18 bases and grates . $7.20 






43 20 


Lyons, James T., 35| days' labor . 


2.00 






71 50 


Mahan, John C, 116J days' labor 


2.00 






233 50 


Marblehead Water Co. 










29 ft. 5-in. wrought iron pipe 


20 






5 80 


3IcDermott, Bryan, 3 days' labor 


2.00 






6 00 


3IcDonoucjh, John 










48.^ davs' labor with team 


3.50 


#169 


74 




plowing snow, man and 2 horses 




40 


60 


210 34 


31cT)onough, Michael D. 










1 dav's labor with 2 hoi'ses 








5 00 


Miller Wilkin^ 










193 loads gravel delivered 


30 






57 90 


Myers, Daniel, 85 J days' labor 


2.00 






171 50 


Myers, Daniel J., 1.^ days' labor . 


2.00 






3 00 


Nichols, G. H. & W. a!, 1000 billheads 








6 50 


Nickerson, Josiah, 2.^ days' labor . 


2.00 






5 00 


Orne, Benjamin S., 4 gallons oil . 


12 






48 


Perrin, Seamans & Co. 










6 shovels ..... 


81 


4 


86 




12 pickaxe handles 


25 


3 


00 


7 86 


Pettingell, S. J., 23. ^ lbs. manilla rope 


13.1 






3 06 


Philbrick it Pope 










50 ft, 8-in. drain pipe 




9 


63 




94 ft. 8-in. drain pipe 


23 


21 


62 




63 ft. 12-in. drain pipe . 


43 


27 


09 




10 ft. 10-in. drain pipe . 


33 


3 


30 




12 lantern globes . . . . 




1 


44 




cement, trowels, iron pail and cup 






97 


64 05 


Phillips, Edward C. 










34.1 (iays' labor with team 


3.50 






120 73 


Phillips, Jonathan, estate of, 










210 loads gravel .... 


10 






21 00 


Amoimt carried forward 








$3,056 70 



144 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward 
Pitman, James P. M. S. 

services as superintendent of streets 
from Feb. 29 to April 9, 1892, 6 
weeks .... $16.34 $98 04 
services as superintendent of streets 
from April 9, 1892 to Feb. 25, 



13,056 70 



1893, 46 weeks . 

freight on snow plow 
Prescott, E. Wentworth 

delivering tickets for gravel . 
Randall, Stephen A. 

41 days' labor with team 

plowing snow, man and 2 horses 
Rich, Carlton H., 2 days' labor 
Roberts, M. Tyler 

15^ days' labor with team 
Rowell, Edgar W., 2J days' labor 
Ryan, Michael J., 182^ days' labor 
Ryan, Peter A., 16^ day's labor . 
Ryan, Patrick H., 83^ days' labor 
Ryan, Timothy, 79 days' labor 
Sawyer, A. A., 5 gallons machine oil 
Shaw, Solomon H. 

44 J days' labor with team 
Small, Joshua P., black varnish 
Stone, Abram G., 66 days' labor 
Twisden, Fred T., 3 days' labor 
Twisden, John G., 3 days' labor 
Vaughan, J. A. & Co. 

sharpening 21 pickaxes 

steeling 4 pickaxes 

repairing snow plow 
Widger, J. Henry 

59J days' labor with team 

Amount carried foricard 



18.00 



3.50 

2.00 

3.50 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
50 

3.50 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

08 
40 



. 3.50 



828 00 
25 



143 49 
13 90 



1 68 

1 60 

2 00 



926 29 

3 00 

157 39 

4 00 

55 12 

5 00 
365 50 

32 50 
166 50 

158 00 
2 50 

155 74 

35 

132 00 

6 00 

6 00 



5 28 
207 37 



$5,445 24 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 145 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought fo near d $5,445 24 

Widger, T. Frank 

14J days' labor with team . .^8.50 $50 75 

1 day's labor 2 00 52 75 



$5,497 99 



RECEIPTS. 
Boston & Maine Railroad Co. 

repairs on Essex street road, near bridge $28 50 
Bunting, A. R., covering stones . 2 00 

Gannon, John, old fence . . . 5 00 

Lynn City of, reimbursed . . . . 18 00 
Lynn & Boston Railroad Co. 

72 loads paving stones . . .25 18 00 $71 50 



■ 

CATCH BASINS AND GUTTERS. 



By Appropriation §400 00 



To Amount of Expenditures . . 8285 65 

Balance Unexpended . . . 114 35 

$400 00 $400 00 

By Amount Unexpended ... $114 35 

EXPENDITURES. 

Cahill, Thomas, 5^ days' labor . $2.00 $11 00 

Coan, Peter, 71 days' labor . . 2.00 15 00 

DeLory, Walter A., 20 feet drain tile .27 5 40 
Farrell, Patrick 

53 days' labor with team . 3.50 20 12 

Kain, Daniel J., 3 days' labor . 2.00 6 00 

Lyons, James T., 5;^ days' labor . 2.00 11 50 

Myers, Daniel, 2 days' labor . . 2.00 4 00 

Amount carried forward $73 02 



146 



AFDITORS' FrS ANCIAL REPORT— 1892-189:^. 



CATCH BASINS AND GUTTERS. 



Amount brought foncard $73 02 

Norton, Horace M. 

Building 2 catch basins. Hillside 

Avenue, .... -$15.00 $30 00 
Building '2 catch basins,Orient St. ,12.00 24 00 

Slate Stone .... 50 54 50 

OTonnor, Michael 

paving 113| sq. yards gutter, Burrill 

Street, 20 22 74 

4f days' labor paving gutters 4.00 18 50 

3 days' labor tender . . . 2.00 6 00 47 '24 

Phillips, Edward C. 

2^, days' labor with team . 3.50 8 75 

Rowell. Charles 

Building 4 catch basins, Humphrey 

Street, 28 97 

Building catch basin, Atlantic Ave. . 11 32 

3Iasoning and material, Rose St., - 2 35 

Masoning and material Huron St., . 10 50 53 14 

Ryan, MichaelJ., 7 J days' labor . 2.00 15 00 

Ryan, Peter, 5 J days' labor . 2.00 11 50 

Ryan, Patrick H., b\ days' labor . 2.00 11 00 

Stone, AbramG.,5fdaysMabor . 2.00 1150 

$285~65 



CONCRETE AND CURBSTONES. 

By Appropriation $500 00 

Reimbursements ... 250 83 



To Amount of Expenditure? $647 12 

Balance Unexpended 103 71 



$750 83 $750 83 



By Amount Unexpended 



$103 17 



147 



CONCRETE AND CURBSTONES. 

EXPENDITURES. 
Bergirj, Tbornas, sharpening 40 drills .05 $2 00 

Carroll, Patrick, 13 days' labor . 1=2.00 26 00 

Davis, C. W. & G. VV. 



387J ft. edge stone, Elibu Thomson .55 i|213 27 
14 ft. driveway, Elihu Thomson .65 9 10 

65 ft. edge stone, Universalist So- 



ciety 55 


35 


75 


258 12 


Gay, Charles W., line and grade for 








resetting curbstones, Atlantic Avenue 






6 00 


Haley, William, 7 days' labor . 2.0(t 






14 00 


Hook, Hiram 








material and labor for sidewalks: 








laying 368 yards concrete, Elihu 








Thomson 46 




2b 




laying 61 yards concrete, Universaligt 








Society .... .46 


28 


06 


197 34 


Kain, Daniel J., 2 days' labor . . 2.00 






4 00 










31ahan, John C, 2 days' labor . '2M 






4 00 


jdyers, JJaniel, 2 days iaoor . . 2.UU 






4 00 










resetting 337 ft. edge stone Humphrey 








Street, 10 


33 


70 




resetting 371 ft. edge stone, Atlantic 








Avenue, 11 


40 


81 




resetting 101 i ft. edge stone Essex 








Street, 10 


10 


15 




3 days' labor setting edge stone 4.0^) 


12 00 




33. days' labor tender . . 2.00 


7 


00 


103 66 


Ryan, Timothy, 2 days' labor . '2M 






4 00 








1=647 12 


REIMBURSEMENTS. 








Thomson, Elihu .... 


$215 67 




Universalist Society .... 


35 16 


$250 83 



148 



AUDITORS* FIXAXCIAL REPORT— 1S92-1SC>3. 



HUMPHREY STREET IMPROVEMENT. 



By Appropriation March 23, 1S9'2 
Appropriation May 11, 1S92 
Amount Overdrawn 



-$•2,000 UO 
1,000 00 
14 



To Amount of Expenditures 



|3,00U 14 



$3,000 14 $3,000 14 



To Amount Overdrawn 

EXPENDITURES. 

Alden, Isaiah, i day's labor repairing . 
Breed tS: Co.. S. 6, 10-ft. posts ¥ .45 

Bergin, Thomas, 1171 lbs. round iron . .06 
Bryson, James, 5 days' labor with team 3.50 
Cahill. Thomas. 5 days' labor . . 2.00 
Carroll, Patrick. days' labor . . 2.00 
Coan, Peter, 4i^ days' labor . . 2.00 

Deaborn, Edward D. 

27 1 tons stone at quarry . . .80 
Emmons, Ivory 

building 75.\ rods fence . . 3.50 

joice, posts and nails 

II days" labor carpenter . . 3.00 
Gardner. Peleg.carpenteriug and material: — 

building fence for John Gannon . 

building steps estate Robert Harris 

spruce lumber ..... 
Gannon. John 

buildincr wall, Humphrey St., contract 

10| days" labor . . " . . 3.00 
Gay Charles W. 

surveys for defining location lines, 
levels, profiles, staking lines and 
grades, spiking track lines and grades, 
writing contracts ( two copies ledge, 
cross sections and measurement 

relocating angles for bolts, replacing 
disturbed bolts, fares, stakes, etc. 

Amount carried forward 



14 



¥264 25 

2 63 

3 60 

15 85 

4 91 
68 

15 00 

32 25 



138 00 
4 90 



-^1 25 
2 70 
7 02 
17 50 
10 00 
17 00 
9 00 

22 00 



270 48 



21 44 



47 25 



142 90 



$568 54 



AUDITORS FIXAXCIAL REPORT— 18a3-im 1 49 



HUMPHRBT STREET IMPBOVEMEXT. 



Amount hrougfd fomeard ^>6S 54 

KennedT, John 19 davs' labor . . 57 00 

McDonougL, John 

2 days' drawing stone 2 horses 5.00 10 00 

Ryan, Michael J.. 4i, days* labor -2.00 9 00 

Tattle H. Scott 

drilliog and blasting 1663 cubic yards 

ledge as per cootract . 1.20 *1.995 60 
excarating on Humphrey St., as p»er 

contract 350 0(» 

cutting down and removing tree 10 (Hj 2,355 60 

#3,000 14 



5IDE\VALK DEPARTMENT. 

By Appropriation #1,00(» 00 



To Amount of Ex}»enditures . ^^'I'l 71 

Balance Unexpended .... 177 29 

#1.(MM> IMJ tl,<XHj (Wji 

By Amount Unexj:»ende«l .... #177 29 

EXPEXDITURES. 

Brackett, T. W., 3 days' labor . |:2.00 |6 00 

Bryson, James, 2 days' labor with team 3.5i» 7 (♦(» 

Cahill, Thomas, 53 days" labor . . 2.(Ni 106 00 

Carey, Reuben W.. 3 days' labor . . 2.CK» 6 Oi» 

CarroU, Patrick, 26 days' labor . 'IM 52 00 

Coan. Peter. 12j days labor . 2.00 25 50 

Cooper, Frank J., 1^ days' lalx^r . . 2.00 3 m 

Erans <fe Cole, plowing with two horses IS 0(» 

Farrell, Patrick, 1 day s labor with team 3 5(> 

Finnegan, John, 3 days' labor . . 2.0(» 6 (Hi 

AmowU carried for^ard^ *233 0(» 



150 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



SIDEWALK DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought foitcard 




$233 00 


Gannon, John, 2\ days' labor 


. $2.00 


5 00 


Glass, Joseph W., 2 days' labor . 


. 2.00 


4 00 


Granger, S. Gardner 






10.^ days' labor with tenm 


. 3.50 


36 75 


Haley, William, 11 ^ days' labor . 


. 2.00 


22 50 


Hamilton, Joseph S., 3 days' labor. 


2.00 


6 00 


Kain, Daniel J., 251 days' labor . 


. 2.00 


51 00 


Kennedy, John, 1^ days' labor . 


. 2.00 


3 00 


Lamper,'j. B. & W. A. 






bbl. cement and express 




1 85 


Lyons, James T., 3 days' labor . 


. 2.00 


6 00 


Mahan, John C, 19 days' labor . 


. 2.00 


38 00 


Mahan, John C, Jr., 1 day's labor 




2 00 


Marsh, Edward Jr.. 1 day's labor . 




2 00 


Martin, Benjamin A., 1 day's labor 




2 00 


McDermott, Bryan, 3.^ days' labor 


. 2.00 


7 00 


McDonough, John 






18 days' labor with team 


. 3.50 


63 00 


Myers, Daniel, 17 days' labor 


. 2.00 


34 00 


Myers, Daniel J. 4i days' labor 


. 2.00 


9 00 


Nickerson, Josiah, 3 days' labor 


. 2.00 


6 00 


Phillips, Edward C. 






17| days' labor with team . 


. 3.50 


62 12 


Randall, Stephen A. 






I day's labor with team 


. 3.50 


1 75 


Ryan, Michael J., 29 days' labor . 


. 2.00 


58 00 


Ryan, Patrick H., 5| davs' labor . 


. 2.00 


11 00 


Ryan, Timothy, 25.1 days' labor . 


. 2.00 


51 00 


Shaw, Soloman H. 






ll days' labor with team 


. 3.50 


26 25 


Stone, Abram G., 7 days' labor 


. 2.00 


14 00 


Widger, J. Henry 






10 i days' labor with team - 


. 3.50 


36 75 


Widger, T.' Frank 






8^ days' labor with team 


. 3.50 


29 74 






$822 71 



AUDITORS^ FIXANCIAL REPORT— 1892-189:3. 



1 51 



STACEY'S BROOK OUTFALL. 

By Appropriation 1700 00 

Received of City of Lynn one-half cost 697 16 



To Amount of Expenditures 
Balance Unexpended 



2 84 



By Amount Unexpended .... 

EXPEXDITURES. 

Berfi^in, Thomas 

^48 lbs. iron . . . * 08 

35 lag screws .... 
Boston Herald Co. 

advertising for proposals 
Coan, Peter, 4^ days" labor . 2.00 

Hamilton & Balcomb 

building outfall sewer as per contract 

EXTRAS. 

1956 feet spruce plank and joice 33.25 

carting 4.00 

70 lbs. spikes .... 2.80 
labor .... 15.00 

64 feet 6 X 8 spruce . . . 1.09 
130 feet 4x6 spruce . . . 2.21 
30 lbs. bolts .... 1.80 
driving 12 extra piles . . 84.00 



discounted 



Hastings & Sons Publishing Co. 
advertising for proposals . 

Kennedy John, 

41 days" labor .... 2.00 
1 day's labor mason work . 

Lamper. J. B. ife W. A., 2 bbls. cement 

Ryan, Michael J., 4^ days' labor . 2.00 

Amount carried foncard 



1^1,397 16 n,397 16 



#144.15 
84.15 



84 
1.50 



1,190:00 



8 50 
3 00 



#2 84 



1^5 34 

7 00 
9 00 



110 00 1,300 00 



4 38 



11 50 
2 70 
9 00 



•Sl,348 92 



152 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



STACEY'S BROOK OUTFALL. 

Amount brought forward $1,348 92 

Wilson, Charles N. 

location, surveys, detail drawings and 

12 blue prints $26 00 

Harbor Commissioners' location 5 00 

contract, specifications, etc. . . 5 00 

lines and grades for construction . 6 00 

typewriting $2.70, fares $.70 . . 3 40 45 40 



$1,394 32 



BUILDING HURON STREET. 

By Appropriation . . . 



To Amount of Expenditures 
Balance Unexpended 



By Amount Unexpended 

EXPENDITURES. 

Gardner, Peleg 

carpentering and material 
Gay, Charles W. 

survey of location, levels, profile, 
estimate, grade stakes, culvert 
batters, setting monuments, draw- 
ings, fares, stakes, etc. . 
Hastings & Sons 

advertising for proposals 
Miller, Wilkins 

585 loads gravel delivered at 30c. . 
Phillips & Adams 

2 days' and 2 hours' labor painting 
fence Pine Street School $3.00 
30 pounds paint . . .15 
Tuttle H. Scott 

building Huron Street, as per 
contract 



$464 03 
35 97 



$6 67 
4 50 



$500 00 



$500 00 $500 00 



$35 97 
$1 85 

33 01 
2 50 
175 50 

11 17 

240 00 
$464 03 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



153 



STREET CROSSINGS. 



By Appropriation 






$400 00 


To Amount of Expenditures 




$398 10 




Balance Unexpended . 




1 90 








$400 00 


$400 00 


By Amount Unexpended . 






$1 90 


EXPENDITURES. 






Blethen, Curry & Co. 








57 feet crossing, Burrill Street . 


$1.22 


$69 54 




67 feet crossing, at Monument 


. 1.22 


81 74 




35 feet crossing, Blaney Street . 


1.22 


. 42 70 




51 § feet crossing, Humphrey St. 


1.22 


63 03 




1536 paving blocks per M. . 


45.00 


69 12 




23 J hours labor . . . . 


.441 


10 42 




curbstone 8 - 1 . 




4 80 


341 35 


Coan, Peter, 3^ days' labor 


2.00 




7 00 


Mahan, John, 3 days' labor 


2.00 




6 00 


O'Connor, Michael 








3^ days' labor laying street crossing 4.00 


14 00 




3 J days' labor tender . 


3.00 


10 50 


24 50 


Phillips, Edward C. 








3^ days'labor with team 


3.50 




12 25 


Ryan, Michael .J., 3i days' labor 


2.00 




7 00 








$398 10 



CARE OF nONUMENT LOT. 



By Appropriation ..... $25 00 

Amount Overdrawn .... 2 75 

To Amount of Expenditures . . . $27 75 

$27 75 $27^5 
By Amount Overdrawn . . . . $2 75 
EXPENDITURES. 

Mott, James A. 

care of monument grounds from May 1, 

to Oct. 15, 1892 ^ . . . . $27 75 



1 54 



AUDITOKS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



WATER PIPES. 

By Appropriation > 15,000 00 



To Amount of Expenditures . . . $3,854 18 
Balance Unexpended . . . 1,145 82 



$5,000 00 $5,000 00 



By Amount Unexpended . . . 11,145 82 

EXPENDITURES. 

Boston Herald Co. 

advertising for proposals ... 16 00 

Eastman, Fred H., plan showing location 

of water pipes, Humphrey St. . . 10 00 

Gay, Charles W. 

specifications and contract (2 copies) $6 00 

proposals, (6 copies) ... 1 00 7 00 

Hastings & Sons, advertising for proposals 4 50 

Pollard, Kendall, services superintending 

laying water pipes, Humphrej^ St., 

1892 12 00 

Tuttle, H. Scott 

laying 3206 ft. 8-in. iron pipe $1.10 3,526 60 
laying 30 ft. 6-in. iron pipe .84 25 20 

setting 3 hydrants . . 35.00 105 00 
setting 3 gates and boxes, 35.00 105 00 
laying 1 tee branch 8 on 8 . 10 00 

laying 3 tee branches 6 on 8 . 7.00 21 00 

1 eighth bend ... 6 00 

1^3,798 80 

Less 5 per cent of amount of contract 

reserved 189 94 



$3,608 86 



Reserved 5 per cent of contract for 
water pipes laid on Essex St., 

1891 (^116.52) .... 205 82 3,814 68 

$3,854 18 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



155 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

By Appropriation .... $2,500 00 

Amount Overdrawn . . . 776 53 



To Amount of Expenditures . . . $3,276 53 



>76 53 $3,276 53 



To Amount Overdrawn . . . $776 53 



EXPENDITURES. 

Alden, Isaiah 

carpentering, 3 days, 1 hour S2.50 $7 75 

Bassett, Joseph C. 

services as janitor of engine house 
from March 26, 1892 to Feb. 25, 
1893, 48 weeks. . . 12.00 6576 00 
Cash paid for sundries . 1 06 577 06 

Bergin, Thomas 

shoeing horses, 16 new shoes 50 8 00 

shoeing horses, 6 shoes set . 25 1 50 
Peat moss .... 1 00 10 50 

Berry, Thomas E., services as fireman, 

one year, to Mar. 1, 1893 . 25 00 

Bliss Bros. 

3 12.in. brass bell pulls . 2.12 6 36 

10 galvanized screw-hooks .06 60 6 96 

Broad Guage Iron Works, iron guards 
and drainage gutters for stable 

stalls 23 65 

Burton, W. J. 

5 bridles in exchange . . 4.00 20 00 

repairs for bridle ... 65 20 65 

Amount carried forward $671 57 



156 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward ^671 57 

Cahoon, George P. 

services as janitor of engine house, 

from Feb. 7 to Mar. 16, 1892, 7 

weeks .... 14.00 $28 00 
5 days' labor on pump at engine 

house 2.00 10 00 

services at engine house from 

Nov. 12 to Dec. 10, 1892, 4 

weeks .... 12.00 48 00 
services as assistant engineer, 1 

year to Mar. 1, 1893 ... 50 00 

care of fire alarm, 1 year to Mar. 1, 

1893 25 00 

cash paid A. D. McDonald for 

repairs 2 00 163 00 

Cahoon, George W., services as fire- 
man, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 . 25 00 

Cahoon, J. Edward, services as fire- 
man, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 . . 25 00 

Clark, Lewis G., services as fireman, 

1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 ... 25 00 

Collins, Charles H., services as en- 
gineer of steamer, one year to 

Mar. 1, 1893 .... 100 00 

Cullen, Henry N. 

shoeing horses, 24 new shoes . 50 12 00 

shoeing horses, 2 shoes set . . 25 50 12 50 

Curtis, Thomas P. B., services as fire- 
man, two months to May 1, 1892 4 17 

De Lory, Walter A., 36 ft. 1-in pipe 

and labor 3 13 



Amount carried forward $1,029 37 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



157 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forvmrd 
Duffy, James B. 



$1,029 37 



1 hose wagon .... 




$450 00 


varnishing steamer 




14 00 


varnishing hook and ladder truck 




9 00 


4 hydrant wrenches 


$2.00 


8 00 


10 springs and plates for doors. 


90 


9 00 


4 snap hooks and chains 


1.25 


5 00 


window irons, straps, rings, etc. 




9 25 


setting tires on ladder truck and 






hose wagon .... 




10 00 



Durgin, D. B., 1 chimney cap 
Earp, William G. 

services as fireman, 2 months to 

May 1, 1892 . 
services as foreman, 10 months to 
Mar. 1, 1893 .... 
Emerson, George W. & Co. 

material and labor 
Evans & Cole, use of teams 
Fogg, C. H. 10 pairs hose straps 
Foster, George D., services as fireman 

1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 
Griftin, Frank, 

carpentering and material 
services as fireman, 3 months to 
June 1, 1892 .... 
Hawes, Jabez B., services as fireman, 

one year to Mar. 1, 1893 
Heath, Henry W. 

1 No. 2 National Feedwater 

Heater 

steam gauge, fittings, etc. . 
Holder, George H. & Co., supplies 
Amount carried forward 



15 



514 25 
8 00 



4 17 

33 33 37 50 

1 05 
6 00 
1 50 

25 00 

33 22 
6 25 39 47 
25 00 



22 50 
10 75 



33 25 
38 87 



$1,759 26 



1 58 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward $1,759 26 

Honors & Wardwell 

30,790 lbs. Lehigh egg coal at $6.25 

per ton 695 92 

labor, carrying in ... . 3 85 

16,280 lbs. Lehigh egg coal at $6.50 

per ton 53 15 152 92 

Hutchinson, W. Henry 

keys, wire, pulleys and screws . 4 64 

Jackson A. S. 

24 ft. 41-in. section hose . . $3.00 72 00 
repairs on hose and couplings . 11 50 

3 nickel lanterns ... 10 25 

50 fire engine torches ... 2 50 96 25 

Kendrick, Clarence D., services as fire- 
man, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 . 25 00 

Lee, Xehemiah 

15,480 lbs. Lehigh coal at $6.25 

per ton 48 38 

8,750 Cumberland coal at $4.50 

per ton 19 69 

labor, carrying in . . . 1 44 69 51 

Lowell, C. H. & Co. 

7 badges nickel plated and filled .25 1 75 

Lynn Gas and Electric Co. 

gas for one year to Jan. 1, 1893, 

as per meter : — 
23,200 cubic ft. gas to July 1, 1892, 

per M 1.50 34 80 

40,100 cubic ft. gas to Jan. 1, 1893, 

per M 1.40 24 78 59 58 

Lynn and Boston Railroad Co. 

for use of horses from April 3, 

1891, to Sept. 20, 1892 . . 202 50 

Amount carried forward $2,371 41 



AUDITORS' FIXAXCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 59 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

AsnoufU brought forward $2,371 41 

3Iarblehead Water Co. 

1 hydrant ralve and express . #10 25 

labor and material on Beach Ave. 

and New Ocean St. hydrants 7 57 17 82 

May, the L. A. Co. 

steam fittings and labor . . 2 14 

globes and mica canopies . . 2 60 4 74 

3IcDonough, Michael, services as fire- 
man, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 25 00 
Melzard, John E. 

services as fireman, 1 year to Mar. 

1, 1893 25 00 

painting and material . . ' . 12 81 

glazing and material ... 13 20 

block 25 51 26 

IS'ew England Telephone & Telegraph Co. 
rental of telephone 1 year to Mar. 

1, 1893 ..... 51 96 

toUs 2 65 54 61 

Nichols, G. H. &W. A., fire alarm cards 6 00 

Owens, Jefferson G. 

services at engine house, from 
Dec. 4, 1892. to Feb. 25. 1893, 
12 weeks $12.00 144 00 

services as driver of sitr;imer, 9 
months from Mar. 1, to Dec. 1, 

1892 4.17 37 51 181 51 

Perry ifc Fuller Co., labor on fire alarm 4 50 

Pickard, Lemuel W., services as fire- 
man, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 . 25 00 

Pratt. David H., services as assistant 

engineer, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 50 01 

Proctor, Ajnos R., services as fireman, 

nine months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 18 75 

Pettingell, S. J., 4| lbs. manilla . . 62 

Afiwimt carried forward $2,811 23 



160 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward 
Philbrick & Pope 

plumbing material and supplies 
Reed, Charles E., services on fire- 
alarm 

Roberts, Charles K., services as chief 
engineer, 1 year to Mar. 1, 1893 . 
Roberts, C. K. &> W. H., expressing . 
Roberts, M. G., use of team 
Rogers, Walter F., services as fireman, 

9 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 
Rowe, A. E., 28 bell cranks 
Rowell, Charles 

furnishing and laying drain pipe 
from engine house to brook 
(contract) .... 
masoning and material 
Rowell, Charles G. 

services as fireman, 1 year to 
Mar. 1, 1893 .... 
masoning and material 
Rowell, Edgar W., services as fireman, 

9 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 
Russell, Edwin, services as fireman, 3 

months to May 1, 1892 
Sheridan, W. J., 2 lantern holders 
Small, Joshua P., blocks and staples . 
Snow, W. A. & Co. 

iron drain for stable stalls . 
Stevens, George M. 

supplies for batteries . . . 
Stiles, N. R. & Co. 

1 foot sawed pine wood 
Sumner & Goodwin 

1 patent syphon pump 
return bend extra 



$2,811 23 

15 62 

1 25 

50 01 
7 75 
1 50 

18 75 
6 30 



130 00 
43 15 73 15 



25 00 
4 50 29 50 

18 75 

6 25 
2 00 
1 45 

42 05 

112 30 

1 10 

10 00 

09 10 09 



Amount carried forward 



13,209 05 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 6 1 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amoimt brought forward $3,209 05 

Till, George T., bed clothing . . 9 50 

Titus & Buckley 

iron bed, mattress and pillow . 14 00 

Trefethen, F. L. 

waste, polish and hose . . 10 27 

Walworth Mfg. Co., brass pipe and 

fittings for guard rail and sliding 

pole, engine house ... 22 21 

Wheeler, Irving W. & Co. 

2 horse blankets . . ^2.75 5 50 

Willard, George A., 8 days' labor 2.00 6 00 

~$3,276 53 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

By Appropriation .... 82,300 00 

Receipts .... 245 75 

To Amount of Expenditures . 82,091 37 

Balance Unexpended . . 454 38 



$2,545 75 $2,545 75 



By Amount Unexpended . . $454 38 

EXPENDITURES. 

Aborn, Samuel O. 

3 pearl police helmets . . $10 80 

police buttons . . . . 1 10 11 90 

Bessom, Richard V., services as 

special police. May 30, 1892, 6' 

hours 25 1 63 

Cahoon, Nathaniel A. 

services as special police, 18| 

weeks 15 00 278 55 

services as special police, 48 hours 25 12 00 290 55 

Carr, Silas B. 

services as special police, 12 hours 25 3 00 

Amount carried forward $307 08 



1 62 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward 
Citizens Law & Order League of Mass. 

services and expenses Aug. 25 
and 26, 1892 . 
Connor, George M., services as police, 

from Feb. 27, to Mar. 26, 1892, 

4 weeks |15 00 

Dunlap, Charles H., services as police, 

from Mar. 27, 1892, to Feb, 25, 

1893, 48 weeks . . . . 15 00 
Evans & Cole, use of carriages 
Harmon, Charles, use of man and team 
Kendrick, Seth C, services as 
Chief of Police, from Mar. 27, 
1892 to Feb. 25, 1893, 48 weeks 

traveling expenses for self and 
and officer .... 

cash paid for sundry articles 

cash paid for police buttons 

printing, stationery and postage 
Mitchell, A. W. Mfg.* Co., 8 nickel 

badges . . . . . 1 50 
Newhall, George 

services as special police, 24 days 2 00 

services as special police, 17 hours 25 
Nisbett, J. E. O. 

services as special police, 1 week 
Pickard, Lemuel W. 

services as special police, 27 days 2.00 

services as special police, 34 hours 25 
Pitman, James P. M. S. 

services as special police, 62 hours 25 
Wright, Wallace 

services as Chief of Police, from 

Feb.27toMar.26, 1892,4weeks 15 00 



Gilbert, George E. 
Little, James L., estate 
Lynn police court 
Wardwell Bros. . 



RECEIPTS 



15 001720 00 



48 
4 



54 



$307 08 

33 85 
60 00 



720 00 
11 00 

3 50 



6 

235 
2 



55 
95 
86 

33 738 69 
12 00 

00 

25 52 25 
15 00 

00 

50 62 50 
15 50 



60 00 
$2,091 37 

75 
00 
00 

00 $245 75 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



163 



HORSES FOR FIRE APPARATUS. 



By Appropriation 



$1,500 00 



To Amount of Expenditures 
Balance Unexpended . 



By Amount Unexpended . 

EXPENDITURES. 



Evans & Cole, use of 3 horses, 111 days 

Gardner, Peleg, carpentering and ma- 
terial, as follows : — 
wagon shed at engine house 
new stalls at engine house . 
platform for straw, trap doors, etc 

Ham & Co., E. 

1 pair black horses for steamer 
1 bay horse for ladder truck 

Holden & Co., G. H. 

2,046 lbs. Canada hay . 
3,896 lbs. hay, per ton 
1,273 lbs. straw . 
52 bags oats 
19 bags cracked corn 
3 bags shorts 
stable utensils 
Lufkin, Charles E. 

use of 2 horses, 1 month 
Welch & Hall 

1 ])air black horses for hose wagon 



$1,469 84 
30 16 



$1,500 00 $1,500 00 
130 16 



mm 



1.00 



65 



$50 00 



$45 89 
59 72 

11 90 117 51 



550 00 
200 00 

20 46 
32 26 
12 73 
52 00 
23 60 
1 95 
4 33 



750 00 



147 33 



30 00 



375 00 



$1,469 84 



1 64 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1S92-1893. 



WATER RATES. 



By Appropriation .... 1350 00 

Amount Overdrawn ... 41 03 



To Amount of Expenditures 



To Amount Overdrawn 

EXPENDITURES. 

Marblehead Water Co. 

water rates for 3 drinking fountains, 

1 year to April 1, 1893 . . $25.00 $75 00 

Beach Bluff, hay scales and 
Railroad Ave. 
water rates for 11 hydrants, 1 year to 

April 1, 1893, fire purposes . 20.00 220 00 
2 Pme St., 1 Galloupe's Pt., 

1 Beach Ave., 1 Cherry St., 2 
Roy St., 1 Elliott St., 1 Jessie 
St., and 2 Crescent St. 

water rates for 4 hydrants, 9 months 
from July 1, 1892, to April 1, 
1893, fire purposes 

1 New Ocean St., and 3 Par- 
adise Road, 
water rates for 6 hydrants, 3 months 
from Jan. 1, to April 1, 1893, 
fire purposes 

Stetson Land Trust Co. 

2 Norfolk Ave., 3 Middlesex 
Ave., and 1 Hampden St. 

Philbrick & Pope 

plumbing and material, drinking 
fountains .... 



$391 03 

$391 03 $391 08 
$41 03 



15.00 60 00 



5.00 30 00 $385 00 



$391 03 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



165 



CEMETERY DEPARTHENT. 



By Apj)ropriation .... $400 00 



To Amount of Expenditures . . $315 08 

Balance Unexpended . . 84 92 

$400 00 $400 00 

• . 

By Amount Unexpended . . . $84 92 

EXPENDITURES. 

Blaney, E. G., Jr., 22 doz. plants 
Brown, Joseph S. 

services as superintendent, 1 year, 
1892-93 .... 

49? days' labor .... 

lumber and nails for fence . 
Getchell, Benjamin T., I cord dressing 
Granger, William, 41;.| days' labor 
Holden & Co., G. H. 

canvas ...... 

4 wooden rakes .... 

2 hoes, sperm oil and bar 
Proctor, David D., 14 days' labor 

$315 08 



$17 40 



$75 00 
$2.00 98 80 
2 08 

2.00 



175 88 
2 00 
83 20 



45 



2.00 



5 00 
1 80 
1 80 



8 60 
28 00 



RECEIVED FROM SALES CEMETERY LOTS, 



1892. 

April 2, Lucy Z. Butterfield, lot No. 416 $25 00 

" 9, Amos E. Mudge, lot No. 415 25 00 

" 9, Mrs. Z. C. Coflin, lot No. 510 25 00 

" 9, Robert H. Rogers, lot No. 410 25 00 

May 28, Edwin F. Wiley, lot No. 417 40 00 

June 25, B. F. Getchell, lot No. 521 40 00 

July 5, F. A. W. Kelley, lot No. 409 40 00 $220 00 



1 66 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



TOWN HALL DEPARTMENT. 



By Appropriation .... 






$400 00 


Reed, from A. F. Nesbett, agent 






346 90 


Due from Miss A. K. Ruggles 






14 00 


Amount Overdrawn 








To Amount of Expenditures 




$822 33 




• 




$822 33 


$822 33 


To Amount Overdrawn 




$61 43 




EXPENDITURES 






j^iitieii, xbciidii, cidj s OfUpeniei- 








i^g 
















rioftin Z nhnrphill p<;tjitp nf 








carpentering and material 






J ou 


DeLory, Walter A. 








plumbing and material 








material and labor on furnace 






97 ^4 


Edmands, Arthur S. 








cleaning and laying 48 yds. carpet 


11 




98 


Hay, Allan, repairs for flag- staff : — 








190 ft. hard pine planed 


041 


o oo 




8j days' labor .... 


3.00 


9 A 7Px 
Z'dfc / 




1 day's labor .... 








spikes 11.00, teaming . 


50 




Oo 0\} 


Holden, G. H. & Co., supplies . 






u / 


Honors & Wardwell 








23,200 lbs. hard egg coal, contract 








16.00 per ton . 




69 60 




\ cord hard wood sawed 




5 50 


75 10 


Hovey, Thomas H., tuning and repair- 








ing piano ..... 






2 75 


Howard E., Watch & Clock Co. 








repairing tower clock . 






3 00 


Amount carried foricard 






$181 31 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 167 



TOWN HALL DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward $181 31 

Lynn Gas & Electric Co. 

gas 1 year to Jan. 1, 1893 : — 
36,700 cubic ft. 2:as to July 1, 

1892 per M. 7 . . . $1.50 $55 05 
•29,300 cubic ft. gas to Jan. 1, 1893 

per M 1.40 41 02 96 07 

Marblehead Water Co. 

water rates, 1 year to April 1, 1893 6 00 

Martin, Gratin, expressing ... 1 25 

May Co. The L. A., globes, mica 

canopies, etc 4 25 

Mott, James A. 

assisting at bell ringing Feb. 22, 

1893 1 00 

Nesbett, A. Frank 

services as janitor, 1 year to April 

1, 1893 250 00 

extra labor, splitting wood and 

mop 1 50 251 50 

Philbrick & Pope, plumbing and 

material ..... 3 10 

Phillips & Adams 

painting hallways as per contract 130 00 

bl days' labor painting blinds . 17 33 

20 lbs. paint and 2qts. varnish . 5 00 152 33 

Rowe, L. S., furnace regulator . . 12 00 

Rowell, Charles, masoning and ma- 
terial ...... 12 45 

Small Joshua P. 

locks, keys and labor on same . 3 00 

30 ft. cotton rope and leather 

strap 2 25 5 25 

Stough ton Rubber Co., rubber matting 17 82 

Universalist Society, one piano . . 75 00 

Widger, Arthur C, cash paid for 

piano cover 3 00 



168 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



By Appropriation . . . . 


1 


5 11,000 00 


Receipts . . . , , 




110 00 


To Amount of Expenditures 


110,924 35 




Balance Unexpended . 


185 65 






$11,110 00 


11 110 no 

11,1 J IF uu 


By Balance Unexpended 




$185 65 


EXPENDITURES. 




American Book Co., books and maps 




$51 21 


Balch, Gardner P , services, as teacher 






1 year to Mar. 4, 1893 




1,600 00 


Bean, C. A., J. H., 4 office chairs & . 


$2.00 


8 00 


Bill, Elizabeth A., services as teacher, 1 year 




to March 4, 1893 . 




650 00 


Boston School Supply Co., books 




6 51 


Boynton & Co., flags 




2 37 


Bryson, James, cleaning yard, Farm 


School 


3 50 


Butcher, J. Watson, steps, Farm 


School 


6 94 


Carter, Rice & Co., manilla paper 




9 35 


Casey, Bridget, services as janitress, 1 


year to 




Mar. 4, 1893 . 




50 00 


Coan, Harriett, services as janitress. 


1 year 




to Mar. 4, 1893 




125 00 


Collins, W. Henry 






services, 2|^days, taking census 




6 25 


Dame, Stoddard & Kendall 






14 doz. scissors, 11.00 




14 00 


Damrell & Upham, book 




75 



Delano, Gilbert 

carpentering and material, Pine Street . $33 25 

carpentering and material, Essex Street 101 52 

carpentering and material. Farm School 15 00 

carpentering and material. Town Hall . 22 07 
carpentering and material. Grammar 

School 21 85 193 69 



Amount carried forward 



%%1TI 57 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



169 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Amount hrought forward $2,7*27 57 

De Lory, Walter A. 

repairing ventilator, Grammar School . $3 35 

valves, pipe and fittings, Pine Street . 3 79 7 14 

DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., books ... 12 15 

Drake, Gertrude L., services as teacher, 1 

year to Mar. 4, 1893 . . . . 550 00 

Eastman, Fred H. 

running lines at Essex St., ... 2 00 

Eastman, George W., repairing 8 clocks . 8 00 

Educational Publishing Co., maps . . 70 10 

Effingham, Maynard Co., books ... 14 00 

Fernald, M. H., services as teacher, 1 year to 

Mar. 4, 1893 . . . . \ . 550 00 

Floyd Bros.& Co., 615^ yds. bunting, . 05c. 30 76 

Gardner, Pel eg 

repairs Essex Street School . . . 2 55 

3 days' carpentering. Grammar School 

$3.00 9 00 11 55 

Getchell, Benjamin T. 

cleaning vaults and yard ... 15 00 

Ginn & Co., books 163 96 

Gould, Fannie A., services as teacher, 1 year 

to Mar. 4, 1893 . . . . ^ . 500 00 

Green, Lola A., 2 books ... 1.50 3 00 

Greet, X. S., services Memorial Day . . 5 00 

Hadley, Elizabeth J., services as teacher, 1 

year to Mar. -1, 1893 . . . . 550 00 

Hammett, J. L., supplies .... 5 95 

Hardy, C. A., carpentering. Beach School . 1 25 

Hastings, Wilmot R., services as School 

Committee, 1 year 1892-93 . . . 100 00 

Hawes, Jabez B., carriage hire ... 3 00 

Heath, D. C. & Co., books .... 1159 
Hicks, G. B., carpentering. Beach and Pine 

Street 5 50 

Amount carried forward S5,347 52 



1 70 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1898. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



Amount brought forward 15,347 52 

Holden, George H. & Co., supplies . . 7 28 

Honors & Wardwell 

57,144 lbs. egg coal $6.00 per ton, High $171 44 
^ cord pine wood, High School . . 4 50 
36,510 lbs. egg coal. Pine St. School, 

$6.00 per ton 109 53 

-k cord pine wood. Pine St. School. . 4 50 
15,792 egg coal. Beach, $6.00 per ton . 47 37 
1.^ cord edgings. Beach School . . 16 75 
5,440 lbs. egg coal, Essex St. School $6.00 

per ton 16 32 

5 ft. edgings, Essex St. School , . 6 88 
7,970 lbs. egg coal, Farm School $6.00 

per ton 23 91 

}, cord edgings, Farm School . 5 50 406 70 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books ... 6 40 

Hutchinson, W. Henry 

2 doz. scissors, $2.00 . . . . 4 00 

2 bells 1 25 5 25 

Hutt, M. Isabelle, services as teacher, 1 year 

to Mar. 4, 1893 300 00 

Ingalls, Frank E., services as School Com- 
mittee, 1 year, 1892-1893 . . . 100 00 

Jeffers, Charles P. 

printing, drawing and music programmes 1 25 

Kendall, H. C, filling 2 diplomas . . 50 

King, Geo. F., & Merrill 

26 gross harvard pens $2.00 . . . 52 00 
50 gross harvard pens 30c . . . 15 00 
500 lbs. manilla paper 6c . . . 30 00 
20 reams drawing paper . . 11 50 

supplies 51 67 16U 17 

Leach, H. Sanford, set of mensuration forms 17 00 

Leach, Shewell & Sanborn, books . . 19 42 

Lee & Shepard, books . . ... 5 00 

Amount carried forward $6,376 49 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



171 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Amoimt brought forward 
Machon, Emma J., services as teacher, 1 year 

to Mar. 4, 1893 

Marblehead Water Co. 

labor and material, Orient Sti eet . 

water rates, 1 year to Apiil 1, 1893, 
High School 

water rates, 1 year to April 1, 1893, Pine 
Street 

water rates, 1 year to April 1, 1893, Essex 
Street 

water rates, 11 months to April 1, 1893 
Orient Street .... 
Mason & Hamlin Organ & Piano Co. 

cabinet organ .... 
May, The L. A. Co., brushes and supplies 
Melzard, George R. 

services as janitor, to Jan. 1, 1893 . 

services as janitor, to Mar. 4, 1893 

extra labor, etc. .... 
Melzard, John E. 

painting, 9 days. Farm School, $3.00 

kalsomining. Farm School 

glazing 12 lights. Farm School, 25c. 

glazing. Beach School . 

glazing, Pine Street School . 
Miller, Henry F. & Sons' Piano Co. 

exchange of piano .... 
Mott, Abbie M., services as teacher, 1 year to 

Mar. 4, 1893 

Nichols, G. H. & W. A. 

50 extra school reports . 

printing ...... 

Perry, George S. & Co. 

8 No. 4 desks, Beach School, $2.80 

2 No. 2 desks and seats, Pine St. 

Amoimt carried forward 



$20 40 
10 00 
10 00 
6 00 
5 50 



200 00 

60 00 

5 05 

27 00 

6 10 

3 00 

4 75 
3 50 



9 50 
25 25 

22 40 
6 25 



$6,376 49 
450 00 



51 90 

24 30 
22 35 



265 05 



44 35 
140 00 
550 00 

34 75 

28 65 



$7,987 84 



172 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL KEPOKT— 1892-1S93. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



j^7noii7it hrouyht J^ovwcivcl 






^7.987 84 


Perry, Mason & Co. 
















subscription to Youths' Companion 


i 


< 




I'ettingell, b. J., manillarope 








Philbrick & Pope 








materia], labor and supplies, Orient St. 


48 


48 




material, labor and supplies, Essex St. 


23 


10 




material and labor. Grammar School 


8 


71 




material and labor, Pme bt. . 


6 


98 




cleaning stove and supplies. Farm School 


4 67 


91 94 


Prang Educational Co., supplies . 






47 98 


Reed, Albion W. 14 hours' labor. Pine St. 20c. 






2 80 


Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing 






7 75 


Rodrick, Charles 








services as Janitor, 1 year to Mar. 4, 1893 


500 


00 




services as truant officer 


11 


50 




extra labor ...... 


14 


85 


526 35 


Rogers, William H. 








services as School Committee, 1 year, 








1892 


100 


00 




set of Johnson's Cyclopedia, 9 vols. 


85 


00 




500 Columbian badges .... 


20 


00 




travelling expenses, etc. 


3 


55 


158 55 


Rowell, Charles, masoning and material 






3 75 


Schoenhof, Carl, books .... 






2 10 


Silver, Burdett & Co., books 






105 67 


Small, Joshua P., labor on locks, keys and 








bell 






5 80 










to Mar. 4, 1893 






450 00 


Stimpson, Daniel P. 








insurance Grammar School Building 






38 63 


Sumner & Goodwin, steam pipe and labor . 






4 67 


Till, George T., shades cambric, etc. 






7 40 


Amount carried forward 






$9,470 55 



AUDITORS' FIXAXCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 73 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Amount brought foncard $9,470 55 
Thayer, Hattie A., services as teacher, 1 year 

\o Mar. 4, 1893 450 00 

University Publishing Co., books . . 4 69 

Ware, William & Co., books ... 7 31 
Washburn, Lulu P. services as teacher, 1 

year to Mar. 4, 1893 . . . . 500 00 

Webster, Charles L. & Co., books . . 41 80 
Wells, Mary A., services as teacher, 1 year 

to Man 4, 1893 . . . / . 450 00 

$10,924 35 

RECEIPTS. ^"^^^ 

Rent for Essex Street School . . . $100 00 

Tuition for scholars 10 00 $110 00 



FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

By Api)ro[»riation -s4uu 00 

Receipts from Miss S. L. Honers 22 00 
Received from E. K. Jenkins, County 

Treasurer, dog tax reimbursed . . 255 09 

Amount Overdrawn ..... 3 34 

To Amount of Expenditures . . . $680 43 

$680 43 $680 43 

To Amount Overdrawn . . . . $3 34 

EXPENDITURES. 
Bowen & Son, 1 copy "Massachusetts in the 

war" ^3 86 

Eastman, George W., repairing clock . . 1 00 

Estes & Lauriat, books . ... 253 43 

Honers, Miss S. L. 

services as librarian, 1 year to Feb. 28, 

1893 ....... 175 00 



Amount candied forward 



$433 29 



1 74 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



A.mount brought forward 

Ingalls, Nowell 

services as assistant librarian, 1 year to 
Feb. 28, 1893 

Jackson, Lambert 

binding 210 volumes ... 30 
binding 10 magazines ... 50 
binding 6 volumes ... 50 
supplying 3 magazines ... 25 

May, The L. A. Co., rattan hamper 

Macpherson, Alfred G. 

services as assistant librarian, 1 year to 
Feb. 28, 1893 

Nichols, Thomas P., 1000 library cards 

Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing 

Roberts, J. G. & Co., binding 38 books 23 

Roffe, A. H. & Co., magazines 

Ticknor & Co. 

4 vols. Memorial History of Boston 



163 00 
5 00 
3 00 
75 



$433 29 



30 00 



71 75 

3 00 



30 00 

20 00 
3 50 
6 44 

61 20 

21 25 

"$680 43 



MEMORIAL DAY. 

By Appropriation .... $50 00 



To Amount of Expenditures . . $50 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



General James L. Bates' Post 118, 

G.A.R $50 00 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



175 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



By Appropriation $1,200 o6 



To Amount of Expenditures . . $738 68 
Balance Unexpended . . . 461 32 

$ 1^0 00 $1,200 ~00 

By Amount Unexpended .... $461 32 

Adams, John J. 

services as chairman and secretary of 

Board of Health, 1 year, 1892-93 * . ^75 00 
postal cards, postage and stationery . 5 00 $80 00 

Alger, James E., distributing notices . . 1 35 

Glass, Joseph W., services on Board of 

Health, 1 year, 1892-93 ... 50 00 

Hawes, Jabez B., use of teams ... 6 00 

McDonough, Michael D. 

collecting house offal, 1 year to Jan. 15, 

1892 450 00 

collecting fish offal. May 1 to Oct. 1, '92 75 00 
burying 9 carrion . . . . 9 00 
cleaning street 3 50 537 50 

Nichols, G. H. & W. A. 

printing circulars, cards and billheads . 9 25 

Pettingell, S. J., supplies .... 1 35 

Rich, Benjamin F., use of team ... 1 00 

Small, Joshua P. 

9^ lbs. paint, 16c., 1 48 

steel rake 35 

fork handle and fitting .... 40 2 23 

Wiley Edwin F., services on Board of 

Health, 1 year, 1892-93 ... 50 00 

$738 68 



1 76 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



CARE OF BEACHES. 



By Appropriation 



To Amount of Expenditures 
Balance Unexpended 



. $265 55 
. 34 45 



By Amount Unexpended .... 

EXPENDITURES. 

Crowell, J. B., J day's labor . . $2.00 

Evans & Cole 

3 J days' labor with team . . 3.50 
moving dory to and from beach . 
storage on dory ..... 

Farrell, Patrick 

3 days' labor with team . . 3 50 
Glass, Joseph W., 4| days' labor . . 2.00 
Granger, S. Gardner 

4 days' labor with team . . 3.50 
Griffin, John, 1 day's labor . 

Marsh, Edward Jr., I day's labor . . 2.00 

Nisbett, J. E. O., 2 days' labor . . 2.00 

Pedrick, B. C, 3 days' labor . . 2.00 

Pedrick, B. G., 4^ days' labor . . 2.00 

Pedrick, Henry J., 4J days' labor . 2.00 
Phillips, Edward C. 

1 day's labor with team 

Rhodes, Simon G,, 5J days' labor . 2.00 
Rich, John L. 

122 days' labor . . . .1.00 

painting dory .... 

4 barrels ..... 

Ryan, Timothy, 2^ days' labor . . 2.00 
Slattery, John P., 1 day's labor . 

Stone, Addison D., 4| days' labor . 2.00 

Till, Thomas, 3^ days' labor . . 2.00 
Widger, J. Henry 

41 days' labor with team . . 3.50 

Wiley, Edwin F., 5i days' labor . . 2.00 



$12 25 

1 00 

2 00 



122 00 
1 00 

55 



$300 00 



$300 00 $300 00 
$34 45 

$1 00 

15 25 

10 50 
8 50 

14 00 
2 00 
1 00 
4 00 
6 00 

8 50 

9 00 



3 
11 



50 
00 



123 55 



50 
50 
50 
50 



15 75 
11 00 

$265 55 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 77 



STREET LIGHT DEPARTMENT. 



By Appropriation March 23, 1892 . $6,200 00 

Appropriation April 20, 1892 . 125 00 



To Amount of Expenditures . . . $6,077 17 
Balance Unexpended . . . 247 83 



$6,325 00 16,325 00 



By Amount Unexpended .... $247 83 

EXPENDITURES. 

Hawes, Jabez B. 

use of team for committee ... 13 00 

Lynn Gas & Electric Co. 

Lighting streets as per contract : — 

80 arc lamps 20 nights each month $6.00 $480 00 

14 incandescents 20 nights, month 1.33 J 18 67 

5 months from Feb. 1, to June 30, 1892, 498 67 2,493 35 

2 extra arc lamps in June, 8 nights each 30 4 80 

2 new arc lamps Monument Ave., Elm- 
wood and Sheridan Roads . 

82 arc lamps 20 nights each month 6.00 492 00 

14 incandescents 20 nights, month 1.33^ 18 67 

7monthsfromJune30,'92, toFeb. 1, '93, 510 67 3,574 69 

1 incandescent extra, month Jan. . . 1 33 

New lamp Crescent St.,Mountain Park 

$6,077 17 



178 



AUDITOES' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



By Appropriation 
Reimbursements 
Due on Account from State, 
towns .... 



To Amount of Expenditures 
Balance Unexpended 



cities and 



12,500 00 
268 39^ 

156 88 



$2,885 57 
. 29 70 



12,915 27 $2,915 27 



By Amount Unexpended .... $29 70 

EXPENDITURES. 

Abbott, Solomon 

groceries from Shattuck & Delano . $87 66 

fuel from Honors & Wardwell . . 18 20 $105 86 

Bacon, Mrs. Charles 

groceries from Samuel J. Pettingell . 105 18 

coal from Honors & Wardwell . . 29 38 134 56 

Barker, Kate 

paid Mary S. Tucker for board and care, 
11 months from Feb. 29, 1892 to Jan. 
31, 1893 $8.00 88 00 

Burnett, Mary 

groceries from George H. Holden & Co. 101 24 
fuel from Honors & Wardwell . . 29 68 
clothing from Joseph F. Crowell for boys 8 00 
clothing from George T. Till for boys . 8 00 
foot-wear from Stephen Smart for boys 17 50 
foot-wear from Stephen Smart for self 6 25 
paid Jacob M. Lewis, guardian, house- 
rent, for 4 months, to Jan. 1, 1893 . 20 00 190 67 

Carroll, Michael P. 

services as Overseer of the Poor, 1 year, 
1892-93 . . . . . . 70 00 

travelling expenses 1892 . , . 3 34 73 34 

Amoitnt carried forward $592 43 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



179 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward 

Cleaiy, Patrick W. 

account of Town of Randolph, Mass.: 
groceries from Kelly & Grant 
coal from Honors & Wardwell 
(reimbursed by Town of Randolph,|19.34) 

Crowell, Joseph F. 

services as Overseer of the Poor, 1 year 

1892-93 

travelling expenses, etc. 

Fall River, City of 

amount overpaid on account of Daniel 
F. Carey,(8ee report 1891-92, page 122) 

Farrington, Nabby L., (deceased) 

paid Charles Farrington for 9 months' 
board from Mar. 1, to Dec. 1,1892, $8.00 



Harding, Hannah 



paid Emily A. Hall board from Mar. 1, 

to Oct. 8, 1892, 321 ^geks 13.00 
paid Stephen A. Randall board from Oct. 

8, 1892, to Feb. 18, 1893, 19 weeks $3.00 
groceries from F. H. Bassett & Co.,1891 
Hartford, James R. 

Account of City of Lynn : 

paid W. H. Porter for rent from Dec. 5 

1892 to Feb. 20, 1893 
fuel from Honors & Wardwell 
groceries from Edward C. Stickney 
medicine from Charles F. Bulfinch 
Hatch, Henry E. 

coal from Honors & Wardwell 
Hatch, Maria 

board at Westborough Insane Hospital 
from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 1892, 434 
weeks, .... $3.25 
clothing when discharged 
board at State Almshouse for Insane 
from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 1892, ^ weeks 
$2.80 

Amou7it carried forward 



$13 08 
6 26 



70 00 
1 48 



96 44 

57 00 
1 66 



19 14 
16 73 
35 16 
7 85 



142 08 
2 30 



24 40 



$592 43 



19 34 



71 48 



1 31 



72 00 



155 10 



78 88 
3 85 



168 78 



L,163 17 



1 80 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Amoimt hrought forward $1,163 17 

Horton, Mattie H. 

paid Welch & Tebbetts, rent from Jan. 

4 to May 1,'92, 3 months, 26 days, $5.00 $19 34 
paid L. H. Welch, rent, from May 1, 

1892 to Feb. 1, 1893, 9 months, 15.00 . 45 00 64 34 
Jewell, Joseph 

Account of State of Massachusetts : 

paid A. Colclough, for 4 days' board, 50c. 2 00 

paid for transportation to Canada . . 9 50 11 50 

(State Treasurer refunded $11.50) 

Kendrick, Mrs. L. E. 

services as Secretary of Overseers of the 

Poor, 1 year, 1892-93 . . . 25 00 
stationery and postage . . . . 60 25 60 

Kenney, Ellen 

groceries from F. H. Bassett & Co. . 46 03 
groceries from Shattuck cfe Delano . 14 72 
fuel from Honors & Wardwell . . 28 36 
shoes from Stephen Smart . . . 5 10 
clothing from George T. Till . . 1 25 
repairing pump, Philbrick & Pope . 6 60 102 06 
Kenney, Kate 

medical examination by W. B. Chase 

1891 3 00 

board at Danvers Lunatic Hospital for 1 

year to Dec. 31, 1892 . . . . 169 92 172 92 
King, George F. & Merrill 

5 sets blanks ..... 10 7 

Lyons, Dennis, Jr. 

paid Catherine Lyons board from Nov. 
24, 1892, to Jan. 31, 1893, 9 weeks, 3 

days' $3.00 28 29 

paid M. Plumstead & Son for artificial 

limb 5 00 33 29 



Amount carried forward $1,583 63 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



181 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward $1,583 63^ 

Maker, ]N[rs. Alplionso 

account of Town of Brewster, Mass., 
groceries from Kelly & Grant . . 51 00 

(reimbursed by Town of Bre waster $47.00) 
Martin, William, 2ncl. 

board at Dan vers Lunatic Hospital for 

1 year to Dec. 31, 1892 ... 169 92 

Melzard, George T. 

services as Chairman Overseer of the 

Poor, 1 year 1892-93 .... $100 00 
travelling expenses 1892-93 . . .15 50 115 50 
Morris, Mrs. Cornelius H. 

account of City of Boston 

groceries from S. J. Pettingell . . 46 00 

coal from Honors & Wardwell . . 13 13 59 13 

(reimbursed by City of Boston $45 51) 

{% 1891-92, $20.38, % 1892-93, 25.13) 
Myers, Sarah 

paid Catherine Morrow for house rent 

1 year to Jan. 1, 1893 ... 60 00 

coal from Honors & Wardwell . . 6 50 66 50 
Pedrick, Benjamin 

board at Dan vers Lunatic Hospital for 

1 year to Dec. 31, 1892 . . . 169 93 

Keed, Albion W. 

coal from Honors & Wardwell . . 3 
Rich, John L. 

account of Town of Truro, Mass. : 

paid Ebenezer S. Martin, rent from Feb. 

16, to April 16, 1892, 2 months . 4.00 8 00 

paid E. Taylor Rich, rent from April 16, 

1892, to Feb. 15, 1893, 10 months 4 00 40 00 48 00 

(reimbursed by Town of Truro $44.00) 

(% 1891-92, $4.00, % 1892-93, $40.00) 

Ainount carried forward $2,266 86 



1 82 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL IIEPORT--1892-1893. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



Stone for board from 
to Feb. 26, 1893, 51 f 



.- Amount hroxtght forward 
Richardson, Willie 
paid Abram G. 
Mar. 1, 1892, 

weeks, 12.00 

Rodrick, Mrs. Charles T. 

paid D, H. Millett, Trustee, rent from 

Feb.l, 1892 to Jan. 1, 1893, 11 months |80 50 
coal from Honors & Ward well , . 3 13 
Russell, Sarah P. 

board at Danvers Lunatic Hospital for 
1 year to Dec. 31, 1892 
Smith, Ann 

aid from City of Boston 
Staples, George W. 

groceries from F. H. Bassett&Co . 3 75 
fuel from Honors and Wardwell . . 5 87 
shoes from Stephen Smart for bo\ . 1 25 
groceries from Kelley & Grant . . 3 53 
Welch, Margaret 

board at Danvers Lunatic Hospital for 
1 year to Dec. 31, 1892 
Wills, Annie 

"account of State of Massachusetts : 
groceries from A. L. Gibson . . 15 18 

groceries from Kelley & Grant . . 34 00 
(State Treasurer refunded $91.04) 
{% 1891-92, *$73.21,% 1892-93 $17.83) 

*See Mrs. Wm. Wells and Mrs. Willis, report, 1891-92. 

Woodbury, Arthur 

aid in Hospital from City of Boston 



$2,266 86 

102 56 

83 63 

169 93 
3 44 

14 40 
169 94 

49 81 

25 00 
$2,885 57 



REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Boston, City of, account of Mrs. C. H. Morris $45 51 

Brewster, Town of, account of Mrs. A. Maker 47 00 

Massachusetts, State of, account of Joseph Jewell 11 50 

Massachusetts, State of, account of Annie Wills 91 04 

Randolph, Town of, account of Patrick Cleary 19 34 

Truro, Town of, account of John L. Rich 44 00 



$258 39 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 1 83 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

DUE FROM 

Boston, City of, account of Mrs. C. H. Morris $34 00 

Brewster, Town of, account of Mrs. A. Maker 4 00 

Lynn, City of, account of James R. Hartford 78 88 

Massachusetts, State of, account of Annie Wills 32 00 

Truro, Town of, account of John L. Rich 8 00 



$156 88 



MILITARY AID. 

CHAPTEJ^ 279, ACTS OF 1889. 

Blaney, Elbridge G. 

aid 12 months to March 1, 1893 . . $8 00 S96 00 
Farrington, George W. 

aid 12 months to March 1, 1893 . . 7 00 84 00 
Pedrick, John 

aid 12 months to March 1, 1893 . . 7 00 84 00 
Pierce, Frederick 

aid 12 months to March 1, 1893 . . 6 00 72 00 

$336 00 



REIMBURSED. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

for aid rendered, 1891 . . . $198 00 

DUE FROM 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

for aid rendered, 1892 . . . $168 00 

for aid rendered, Jan. and Feb., 1893 28 00 $196 00 



1 84 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 

STATE AID. 

CJ^APTEf^ 301, ACTS OF 1889. 



Burnham, Alfred M. 

aid 11 months, April 1, 1892, to 



March 1, 1893 . 


$4 00 


$44 00 


Carpenter, Martin 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


3 00 


36 00 


Chute, Isabelle F. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 


4 00 


48 00 


Connor, Elizabeth S. 

aid 2 months, Jan. and Feb. 1893 


3 00 


6 00 


Connor, George M. 

aid 2 months, Jan. and Feb. 1893 


3 00 


6 00 


Douglass, Rodney A. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


3 00 


36 00 


Fairbanks, Mary E. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


4 00 


48 00 


Pay, Lydia J. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


4 00 


48 00 


Fay, William T. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 


4 00 


48 00 


Glass, Joseph W. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 


6 00 


72 00 


Gordon, Sarah A. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


C\ (\C\ 

2 00 


24 00 


Gore, Elizabeth N. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


4 00 


48 00 


Green, Benjamin M. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


4 00 


48 00 


Green, Mehitable 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 


4 00 


48 00 


Haley, Mary 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 


4 00 


48 00 


Amount carried forioard 




$608 00 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



185 



STATE AID. 

Amount hrouglit forvmrd $608 00 

Haley, Michael 

aid 1-2 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 39 00 

Hartshorn, Joseph W. 

aid 2 months, Mar. and Apr. 1892 14 00 - 8 00 

Heath, Hannah M. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 4 00 48 00 

Hodgkins, Sarah A. 

aid 5 months, Oct. 1, 1892 to 

Mar. 1, 1893 . . . , 4 00 20 00 

Horton, George 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 3 00 36 00 

Horton, Joseph A. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 .3 00 36 00 

Marsh, Edward, Jr. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 6 00 72 00 

Marsh, Mary F. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1 1893 . 4 00 48 00 

Lewis, J. M., guardian, ) aid 12 mos. . rjrv 
Milan, Bridget >" to Mar.l '93 * 

Pedrick, Benjamin G. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 .4 00 48 00 

Spinney, George F. 

aid 11 months, Apr. 1, 1892 to 

Mar. 1, 1893 .... 5 00 55 00 

Stevens, Sarah A. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 2 00 24 00 

Stimpson, John C. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 6 00 72 00 

Stimpson, Susan 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 4 00 48 00 

Umber, Sarah L., aid Mar. 1, 1892 . $2 00 

aid 11 months, Apr. 1, 1^92, to 

Mar. 1, 1893 . . . . 4 00 44 00 46 00 



Amount carried foncard §1,256 00 



186 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



STATE AID. 

Amount brought forward $1,256 00 

Wiley, Edwin F. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . $6 00 72 00 

Winslow, Hope S. 

aid 12 months to Mar. 1, 1893 . 4 00 48 00 

$1,376 00 



REIMBURSED. 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

for aid reimbursed 1891 . . $1,157 00 

DUE FROM 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

for aid reimbursed 1892 . . $1,351 00 

for aid rendered Jan. and Feb. 

1893 251 00 

$1,602 00 



SOLDIERS AND SAILORS' AID. 

By Appropriation .... $200 00 

To Amount of Expenditures . . $97 66 

Balance Unexpended . . . 102 34 

$200 00 $200 00 



By Amount Unexpended . . . $102 34 

EXPENDITURES. 

Gallagher, Mrs. John 

paid Hanlon & Sullivan house rent 

1 year to February 11, 1893 . . $72 00 

paid Honors & Wardwell for fuel . 20 86 
Ireson, Thomas E. 

fuel from Honors & Wardwell 



$92 86 
4 80 



$97 66 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1893. 



187 



RECAPITULATION. 

Appropriations 



and receipts. Expenditures. 

Beaches, Care of $300 00 1265 55 

Catch Basins and Gutters 400 00 285 65 

Cemetery 400 00 315 08 

Concrete and Curbstones ^prbSeme.-.tsA^ g 750 83 647 12 

Corporation Tax 17,860 98 

County of Essex, Tax 4,952 28 4,952 28 

Fire Department 2,500 00 3,276 53 

Health Department 1,200 00 738 68 

Highway Department .^pPe?pC"°"' ^'''nS ^,^71 50 5,497 99 

Horses for Fire Dept 1,500 00 1,469 84 

Humj)hrey Street improvement 3,000 00 3,000 14 

Huron Street 500 00 464 03 

Interest ^e«uSea.urer*'-S S 2,243 00 2,056 32 

Library Free Public. . .i&A.t^'^:^ 677 09 680 43 

Memorial Day 50 00 50 00 

Military Aid 198 00 336 00 

Monument Lot, Care of 25 00 27 75 

National Bank Tax 1,439 44 

New Ocean Street retaining wall 250 00 157 00 

Notes Payable 8,833 33 

Police Department ^e«SSntSS 2,545 75 2,091 37 

Poor Department iSS^^eM., 2,758 39 2,885 57 

Schools, Public K?3r''°" *'''?S2oo 11,110 00 10,924 35 

Selectmen's Department 4,300 00 4,145 30 

Sidewalks 1,000 00 822 71 

Soldiersand Sailors' Aid 200 00 97 66 

Stacey's Brook te"oftV of L.nn^S S 1,397 16 1,394 32 

State Aid (received from state treasurer) 1,157 00 1,376 00 

State Tax 4,235 00 4,235 00 

Street Crossing 400 00 398 10 

Street Lights 6,325 00 6,077 17 

Temporary Loans 22,000 00 22,000 00 

Town Hall feTptf S 746 90 822 33 

Water Mains ' 5,000 00 3,854 18 

Water Rates 350 00 391 03 



$116,176 65 $94,568 81 



1 88 AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1898. 



Financial Condition of the 
Town of Swampscott, February 28, 1893. 



RESOURCES. 
Cash in hands of Treasurer, funds on 
deposit in Security Xational Bank, 

Lynn, as per Cashier's certificate $10,979 20 

Due to Poor Department . • . 156 88 

" " State Aid, chap. 301, acts 1889 1,602 00 

" " Military Aid, chap. 279, acts 

1889 196 00 

" " Town Hall Department . . 14 00 

Value public property as per schedule 109,553 50 

$122,501 58 



LIABILITIES. 



iS'otes Payable 1893, Water Pipes . 


$7,000 


00 




(( 


(( 


1893, Town Debt 


4,333 


33 


$11,333 33 


<( 




1894, Water Pipes . 


4,000 


00 




(( 


n 


1894, Town Debt 


4,333 


33 


8,333 33 


a 


(( 


1895, Culvert 


1,000 


00 




11 


<,i 


1895, Water Pipes . 


2,000 


00 




C( 


ii 


1895, Town Debt 


4,333 


33 


7,333 33 




a 


1896, Culvert 


1,000 


00 








1896, Water Pipes . 


1,000 


00 




(( 


(( 


1896, Engine House . 


2,250 


00 


4,250 00 


(( 


(( 


1897, Culvert 


1,000 


00 






(( 


1897, Engine House . 


2,250 


00 


3,250 00 


(( 


(( 


1898, Monument 


3,000 


00 


3,000 GO 



$37,499 99 

Due H. Scott Tuttle, 5 per cent water 

pipe contract 1892 . . . 189 94 

Selectmen's Outstanding orders 1893 230 10 

$37,820 03 



AUDITORS' FINANCIAL REPORT— 1892-1898. 1 89 



Appropriations — Comparative Exhibit. 





Appropriation* 


1 Expendi- 


Appropri- 


Departments. 


and Receipts, 


tures, 


ations, 




1892-93. 


1892-93. 


1893-94. 


Beaches, Care of 


$300 00 


$265 55 




Catch Basins and Gutters 


400 00 


285 65 


§300 00 




400 OO 


315 08 


400 00 




750 83 


647 12 


700 00 




17,860 1*8 






County Tax 


4,952 28 


4,952 28 


4,952 28 


Essex Street, Repairs (1893) 






1,200 00 


Fire 


2,500 00 


3,276 53 


3,500 00 


Health 


1,200 00 


738 68 


1,500 00 




5,571 50 


5,497 99 


5,500 00 


Horses for Fire Department 


1,500 00 


1,469 84 




Humphrey Street Improvement.. 


3,000 00 


3,000 14 




Huron Street 


500 00 


464 03 






2,243 00 


2,056 32 


2,500 00 




677 00 


680 43 


400 00 




50 00 


50 00 


100 00 




198 00 


386 00 




Monument Lot 


25 00 


27 75 


25 00 


National Bank Tax 


1,439 44 






New Ocean Street Wall 


250 00 


157 00 




Ontario Street (1898) 






700 00 


Notes Payable 


8,833 83 


S,8;33 33 


* 11,383 33 


Police 


2,545 75 


2,091 87 


2,300 00 


Poor 


2,758 39 


2,885 57 


2,500 00 


School 


11,110 00 


10,924 85 


11,500 00 




4,300 00 


4,145 30 


4,300 00 




1,000 00 


822 71 


1,000 00 




200 00 


97 66 


200 00 




1,397 16 


1,394 82 




State Aid 


1,157 00 


1,876 00 




State Tax 


4,235 00 


4,285 00 


4,235 00 




400 00 


898 10 


400 00 




6,325 00 


6,077 17 


6,400 00 




22,000 00 


22,000 00 




Town Hall 


746 90 


822 33 


400 00 


Wall, New Ocean Street (1893) . . . . 






800 CO 




5,000 00 


3,854 18 






350 00 • 


391 03 


600 00 




$116,176 65 


$94,568 81 


$67,745 61 



*Xot on Appropriation List. 



190 



TOWN WARRANT— 1893. 



TOWN WARRANT, 
1893. 

ESSEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in said 
County, G-reeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
jou are directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of 
Swampscott qualified to vote in elections, and in Town af- 
fairs, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on 
Monday, the Twentieth day of March, current, at six o'clock 
in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following 
Articles, viz.: — 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Article 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen for the year 
ensuing. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors 

for three (3) years. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose a Collector of Taxes for the year 

ensuing. 

To choose one member of the School Committee 
for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees 
of the Public Library for three (3) years. 

To choose three members of the Board of Audi- 
tors for the year ensuing. 



TOWN WARRANT— 1893. 



191 



To choose one Overseer of the Poor for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Board of Health for one (1) year. 

To choose three Constables for the year ensuing. 

All to be chosen on one ballot. 
Art. 3. To vote by ballot "Yes" or **No" upon the ques- 
tion : Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this Town. 

Art. 4. To vote by ballot Yes " or " Xo " upon the ques- 
tion : Shall an Act passed by the Legislature of the Common- 
wealth in the year 1882, entitled " An Act authorizing Towns 
and Cities to lay out Public Parks within their limits " be 
accepted. 

Art. 5. To hear and act upon the Reports of the Auditing 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the 
Superintendent of Streets, the Board of Trustees of the Public 
Library, the Engineers of the Fire Department, the Superinten- 
dent of the Cemetery, the Board of Health, the Chief of Police, 
the Milk Inspector, the Committee on Street Lights, the Commit- 
tee on Sewerage, the Inspector of Provisions and Animals, the 
Committee appointed to purchase Horses for the Fire Depart- 
ment, and the Committee on New School Building. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray Town charges for the ensuing year, and make appropria- 
tions therefor. 

Art. 7. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Town Treasurer for the current year. 

Art. 8. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer to 
hire money, under the direction of the Selectmen, in anticipation 
of the taxes to be assessed and collected for the current year. 

Art. 9. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see what compensation the Town will allow the 
Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 11. To see what action the Town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes, and what rate of discount, if any, will be 
allowed for prompt payment on or before a certain date. 



192 



TOWN WARRANT— 181)3. 



Art. 12. To see if the Town will accept the list of names for 
Jurors as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will appropriate the money re- 
ceived from the County Treasurer for dog licenses to aid in sup- 
port of the Public Library. 

Art. 14. To see what compensation the Tow^n will allow 
the members of the Fire Department the current year, and grant 
money for the same. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
to furnish and set curbstones, and lay concrete sidewalks ; provid- 
ed, the abuttors will pay one-half of the expense. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of one 
hundred dollars ($100), to be placed in the hands of James L. 
Bates' Post 118, G. A. R., towards defraying the exj^enses of 
Memorial Day. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will vote to accept, adopt, and 
allow the report of the Selectmen laying out of Ontario street, 
as a Town way, as per report and plan on file in the Town Clerk's 
ofhce, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money to place a Fire Alarm Striker on the bell of the First 
Church, Blaney Street, agreeable to the petition of George A. 
Jackson and others. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money to place a Fire Alarm Box on Humphrey street, in the 
vicinity of Salem street, agreeable to the petition of E. M. Tuttle 
and others. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to place a Fire Alarm Box at the junction of Mon- 
ument avenue, Walker, Andrew and Farragut roads, as petitioned 
for by William G. Earp and others. 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will construct a retaining wall 
against the lands of George F. King and Milton D. Porter on 
Rock avenue, where the same has been undermined by excava- 
tions of the Town, as petitioned for by Milton D. Porter and 
others, and make appropriation therefor. 



TOWN WARRANT— 1893. 



193 



Art. 22. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Bj-Laws 
by adopting a By-Law in regard to licensing Plumbers, as peti- 
tioned for by Kendall Pollard and others. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend the By- 
Laws by adopting the following By-Law: "The Sealer of 
Weights and Measures of the Town of Swampscott shall be 
paid by a salary, and shall account for and pay into the Treasury 
of the Town of Swampscott the fees received by him by virtue of 
his office, and the Selectmen shall each year fix the amount of 
such salary at the time of the appointment of such Sealer of 
Weights and Measures." 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money to construct a Street Crossing across Humphrey 
street, at the foot of Marshall street, as petitioned for by Thomas 
A. Maclellan and others. 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will construct a Stone Crossing 
on New Ocean street, at the foot of Rock avenue, and one across 
Pine street, where it connects with New Ocean street, and ap- 
propriate money for the same, agreeable to the petition of Ken- 
dall Pollai'd and others. 

Art. 26. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to construct a Stone Crossing on Humphrey street, 
near Phillips street, as petitioned for by Charles T. Jackson and 
others. 

Art. 27. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to construct a Stone Crossing on Humphrey 
street, at the foot of Pleasant street, agreeable to the petition 
of J. Henry Widger and others. 

Aet. 28. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to construct a Street Crossing on Humphrey 
street, near Phillips Beach Station, as petitioned for by David K. 
Phillips and others. 

Art. 29. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to construct a Street Crossing across Atlantic ave- 
nue, near Ocean avenue, as petitioned for by David K. Phillips 
and others. 

Art. 30. To see what action the Town will take as to pur- 
chasing and procuring a lot for, and the erection of, a School 



194 



TOWX WARRANT— 1893. 



House that shall take the place of the Redington Street Building, 
and appropriate money therefor, agreeable to the petition of W. 
H. Rogers and others. 

Art. 31. To see if the Town will vote that all Town work 
shall be done by the Town's people, and that no Italian or other 
foreign labor shall be employed, agreeable to the petition of W. 
N. Randall and others. 

Art. 32. To see if the Town will extend the water main 
the remainder of the way on Salem street, and appropriate money 
for the same, as petitioned for by Willard F. Lewis and others. 

Art. 33. To see if the Town will construct a sidewalk on 
Atlantic avenue, from the estate of S. C. Heald to the Marble- 
head line, and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to the 
petition of George S. Burton and others. 

Art. 34. To see what action the Town will take towards de- 
fining the lines and grading that portion of Beach Bluff avenue 
lying between Atlantic avenue and the sea, and building a side- 
walk on each side thereof, and appropriate money therefor, as 
petitioned for by George S. Burton and others. 

Art. 35. To see what action the Town will take towards im- 
proving the entrance to the Cemetery, and appropriate four 
hundred and fifty dollars ($450) therefor. 

Art. 36. To see if the Town will improve Essex street and 
appropriate money therefor, agreeable to the report of the 
Selectmen. 

The polls to be closed at 5.30 o'clock P.M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, 
and three other public and conspicuous places in the 
Town, seven days at least before the time of holding said 
meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time 
and place of meeting as aforesaid. 



TOWN WARRANT— 1893. 



195 



Given under our hands, this Fourth day of March, in 
the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety- 
three. 

AARON R. BUNTING, ) Selectmen 
JOHN H. FARWELL, \ of 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER, ) Swampscott.